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lots of things…

first of all…. a winner for the AWESOME huge giveaway a few posts back!
if you wrote this and your name is Kim:


ย  I am at work, and wishing I could have been at Camp! What great gifts!


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KIM you are the winner!!
email me your mailing address and i will ship all this fun stuffย out to you soon!
it is boxed up and ready to go!


the May pack from Paper Works arrived!
it is B E A U T I F U L!!!
i love having these pretty papers to keep me organized all month long.
i keep talking about how great Paper Works is because it is!!
i enjoy making a grocery list!
making menus is fun!
the scripture cards make me happy.
you can try any of their subscription options ranging from printing everything at home to receiving everything in the mail.

CLICK HERE to get $5 off your order!


annie ran her first 5K last weekend with all these girls plus a thousand other women too!
i was very proud of her!
and i also wished i’d run it with her….ย kind of.

our friend peter came for dinner while in kansas for work.
we miss him.
it’s so crazy to think thatย when we first became friends – my biggest kids were literally babies.
talby and annie weren’t even born.
and now this?!

how is time just busting along without ever asking me if it’s ok?!?
i was interviewed by the Mama Bear Dares Podcast.
Tesi & Leslie were so much fun to talk to!
my interview is about 15 minute into the podcast.



we just watched The Help again.
on a monday night for no reason at all.
gosh i love that movie!
talby does too.
if you’ve never seen it… you are missing out!


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im in love! I’m in love!

my computer is dying a slow painful death.
i am currently using the desktop and it’s hard to remember how everything works.
and i don’t want to spend money on a laptop right now!!!
i have flowers to buy for the yard/graduation party.
not laptops!

so i am going to blog quick (and hopefully) more often.
wish me luck.
last week Mr. Duerksen had a birthday.
he got tickets for Mumford & Sons only 3 hours away on a monday night.
so we figured out all the details and went.
and here’s the deal…. it is WORK to make time to get away.
it is never easy!
it was only for one overnight and honestly i kept thinking “why are we doing this? it’s not even worth it for just one night.”

but i was so wrong!
one night is SOOOOO worth it!
we had the best time!!!

the food was good…ย the concert was wonderful of course… the hotel wasย fine…
(and we even got to enjoy their fire alarms going off twice in the middle of the night!)
but what was so important was the time away from the normal roles of mom& dad
and just getting to be craig & meg.

craig & meg are so much more fun than “mom & dad”!
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we needed it.

i know i tell you every few months after i am reminded myselfย so here i go again –ย getting away with your husband is so good!
if you think it’s too much work – i disagree.
do what you need to do to make it happen.
hire a sitter… ask your family to help… swap babysitting with a friend…
even if it’s only one night!

it’s so good for youย &ย your husband… and for your kids to see that you are in love!




Paula - Yummm. Where was dinner?

Becky - I love that your names rhyme! I’ve been reading your blog for years and just realized it now when you typed them together ๐Ÿ™‚

Jennifer - You are so right!

ginny - Please please tell us your graduation party plans. I’m so overwhelmed. We want to have a backyard party but I have no idea where to start. What to buy, how to get yard and porch and patio ready. How to invite everyone. Send invites along with graduation announcements or a separate invite. It’s 3 wks away and I’m so unprepared. I need a To Do List STAT!! Help this clueless mama out please.

Jennifer W. - truth

genie from california - So true. For us, sometimes, its just a few stolen hours.
We call it Boyfriend and Girlfriend time. Just a little date to remind ourselves: we are best friends, lovers, and spouses.

Oh yeah, parents, too.

Congratulations on carving out some time.

Kimberlee Jost - I knew the movie as soon as I read the post title!

Heather S. - Amen to that! My husband and I ran away for one night last week and it was SO worth the effort to make it happen! Like you said, there is something so wonderful about just being us, not mom & dad, even if it’s just one night. The great thing is – it changes the way we treat each other (in a good way) when we slip back into those roles. Totally important for the kids to see how much we love and value our relationship!

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rad sponsors and a giveaway!

These wonderful companies sent their products for our guests at Camp Create.
it’s such a treat to work with such great people!
please enjoy clicking through each shop.
there is something for everyone!

at the end of this post be sure to comment for a chance to win ALL the swag from Camp Create!

TIMBALI CRAFTS sent these bags for us!
They are made in Swaziland by Timbali women whoย help to feed more than 2000 orphans and vulnerable children each day at feeding centers in their rural communities.
Timbali Crafts seek to reach out to the physical and spiritual needs of these hard-working women, who would otherwise have little or none.
This company is amazing! ย Please come check it out… read their mission… and watch the video!
Use the code CAMPCREATE for 15% off your order through May.


my local christian bookstore blessed our group with a portion of our journaling bibles and fun bible journaling accessories.
it is a fun place to shop in Newton, Kansas but also has an online store as well!
FAITH & LIFE BOOKSTOREย is offering 20% any journaling bible with the code Craft20!
what a great way to get started in bible journaling!


PEFECTLY POSHย is a skincare company with a sense of humor as well.
their labels and names of products are so much fun!
click over and find all kinds of goodies to treat yo’ย self.
and i’m pretty sure all the mamas in your life could use a little pamperingย too!

these cookies are absolutely delicious!
i loved having them as a sponsor!
i think these cookies would make an awesome mothers day gift!
and of course i think you should orderย REINA COOKIESย for yourself too.
Use the code meg15 for 15% off your order.
(ps: the oatmeal raisin is epic!!!)

i am such a big fan ofย PAPERWORKS!
it makes getting organized each month easy AND pretty.
taking care of my home and my family is important and these products each month help me at that job.
they offer different tiers of subscription plans ranging from an all digital plan that you would print yourself all the way up to receiving everything printed for you and sent in the mail.
it is so fun to open each month!
Click here to get $5 off your order at Paperworks.

everything that Ruth paints is beautiful!
her shop is filled with so many pretty things.
Use the code CAMPCREATE for 15% off your order at GRACELACED.
this is another great place for a mother’s day gift! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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CRAVE POPCORN CO.ย is one of my favorite places!
they sent eachย of our guests a different flavor of their incredible popcorn.
i devoured my White Chocolate Oreo immediately and didn’t share any!
this makes a GREAT hostess gift…ย something for your boss…. perfectย for a party…. wonderful teacher gift!
You can’t go wrong with Crave!
Use the code whatever20 for 20% off your order of $25 or more.


DAYSPRING sent these cheerful coloring books for our girls!
isn’t itย a perfect fit for “Whatever” Camp Create?!
i love to color in these and so do my kids.
Dayspring has such great stuff… mugs, books, jewelry, cards, journals, room decor – everything!
Use the code CREATE5ย for $5 off your order of $20ย or more.


ILLUSTRATED FAITHย sent fun goodies for our girls to use in their bibles or journals.
i love all their products and everything about this copmpany.
washi tape… stickers… paints…. papers… pens… it is all so inspiring!
you can order some of their products at and you can also order their products from Dayspring.
Right now you can get $15 off + Free Shipping on Devotional at Dayspring.



i was blown away by the generousity of Crossway!
they sent journaling bibles for our group!


AND… now for the giveaway!
i want each of you to have the opportunityย to win a Camp Create prize package!
it is filled with all the the swag that our guests received, a fewย extra giftsย AND a copy of Amber Haines book Wild in the Hollow!

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There is over $200 of product here!!!
leave a comment on this post to be entered.
the comment can be about anything!
tell me how you’re doing… tell me what your making for dinner… tell me your favorite tv show right now… tell me what your doing this weekend… just tell me something and you will be entered to win this awesome gift!
i will pick the winner next week!


Holly - Wow, that is amazing!

julie - these camp create posts are so amazing – thanks for taking the time to share them with us, even though I’m sure it takes a long time with all the pictures and everything.

Desiree Boyett - I love your blog and have read it for years!

Lisa - My son and I held a garage sale on Saturday to raise money to send him on a trip with his high school band in December. We raised over $250!! What a blessing!

Rachel B. - Up early for a family trip!

Holly - Meg, I love everything on your blog! You are an inspiration to me as a crafter, mother, decorator, person!!! Thank you for doing this blog, I truly look forward to every update!

Stephanie Sorenson - I live in Kansas City, Kansas and am planning on a day trip this summer to your favorite antique shop! I can’t wait!

the chubby dove - camp create is on my bucket list! xo

Jermaine D - Oh my, this looks amazing! I am also continually inspired how you dreamed up Camp Create, it’s so encouraging to see someone following her passions!

Jane - It’s Sunday morning here in Melboune, Australia. I’m having a little time reading some of my favourite blogs before I get out of bed. On my agenda today is to make some choc chip cookies before church. I’m headed to a friends house for lunch and for dinner so will take them along with me.
Yesterday I spent the day with 500 women at entrust conference; worshipping together, being encouraged in our faith and getting to know each other.
I love your posts about camp create, but will have to love from afar as Kansas is quite a distance away so it’s unlikely I’ll ever attend (though I guess if it’s God’s plan it just might happen ๐Ÿ˜‰)
Thanks for sharing the sponsors, it’s great to find out about some new-to-me stores.

jonee sutton - Love your heart and your gift to inspire others!

Brianne C. - What a sweet giveaway! Thank you! This weekend we’ll be prepping goodies for all of my kiddos’ amazing teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Vicki Hodgman - These are beautiful companies. I will order a few things for my daughters, DIL, and mother for the big mothers day coming up.

Rhonda - Hi Meg!
I love your blog and have I have been following you for a few years now. I am in my final days of nursing school. I take my final in a week. It was been quite a journey, lots of tears and laughter and a ton of hard work. Your blog has served as an escape for me on several occasions. Thank you for that! Wish me luck! and say a prayer please.
take Care

CassM - Wow – what a sweet treat for the winner!
TV shows: Good Wife, Downton, West Wing, ER, The Killing, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood (sigh …. all those but one are done. And only days left for Good Wife, boo)
Movie: Anne of Green Gables, lifetime favourite
Blog: I actually do not lie when I say yours. It’s the answer I’d give to anyone.
Lunch to eat in a pinch: Avo, tomatoes and an egg on toast. Heavy on the salt and pepper. Dee-lish.

Charlton - I love your blog and all the crafts you do with your kids. I try to involve my kids in my craft too!

Christina - What amazing things! I love the Bible!

Sarah - I want to win!

Linda - I’ve been re-watching the West Wing and Downton Abbey. I love those shows.

Janel - I’d love to be able to bless a friend if I win ๐Ÿ™‚ I already know how GREAT everything in this picture is!

Debra Morel - This would so bless me! Can’t even say! ๐Ÿ™‚ Pick me! Pick me!

Ayozie Pollendine - I live in London and this weekend I am taking my daughter to the Tate Britain Gallery for her school art project. I love your blog by the way! Xx

Deb gregoire - I love your blog and Kansas Jayhawks. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jessica Marston - Currently shopping for vintage flat sheets

Kari Tackeberry - I love visiting your colorful and inspiring blog! I love what you do with your gift of creativity! I wish I could arrange to spend a weekend at the Craft House! Oh to have something closer to Michigan!

Donna - It’s pizza for dinner tonight….again.

HOLLY Ann LANG - I m turning 50 in may!

Shannan - New favorite Amazon Prime Show addiction… Six Feet Under!

Deb M - All of those products look awesome! I am getting ready for my son’s graduation. It’s emotional to think he is going off to college in a few short months!

Cindy McAllister - I have been making earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Fish for dinner.

Lexie Gallagher - What a beautiful gift! I am obsessed with the thought of Bible journaling. Love your blog!

Cheryl - wow! Just working and enjoying the spring up here in Ontario Canada! ๐Ÿ™‚

Brooke J - I love everything here!

Jennifer - Thanks for the awesome give away!!

Jennifer - We’re cleaning and sorting and painting so we can mark off a few projects before graduation this summer. Next week is paint the living room day.

Kristi Rediske - Well which thing should I tell you, I’m doing ok, cleaning my house, I am making nothing for dinner-ha, I love to watch Last Man Standing, this weekend I probably will be trying to do a craft in the house because we are suppose to have rain and some storms, I guess I told you everything you mentioned. I just really would love to win this contest. Looks like a lot of fun things, I especially would love to get the Journaling Bible!

KatieV - I’m makin’ tacos for dinner!

Kristi King - I’m closing on a house AND getting married on Tuesday!! Woohoo!

Donna - What we’ll be watching tonight on TV: Caps vs. Penguins. Go CAPS!!!

Rhianna - Taking this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoy your colorful, light-filled blog. Often leave inspired in my parenting, in my creating, in my spirituality…

Laura Treat - I love your blog!!! I have been following you for years!
You have inspired me, made me laugh, cry, and do things I might have never done! Thanks meg!!

Toni Dreist - Sadly, I’m doing rough. My husband lost his job two months ago and unemployment was denied. He’s having trouble finding another job in his field. Thankful for my job but it’s not enough to pay all our bills. Trying to keep the faith but super hard. Favorite shows are Survivor, Modern Family, The Good Wife (sad it’s ending) and Amazing Race. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jen - All of these items are AMAZING!!!
What a great give-away ๐Ÿ™‚

Lee johnson - I’m in Tyre Lebanon visiting some friends. The mom has a blanket ministry with some Syrian refugee ladies. We got to visit one family yesterday and they served us little cups of coffee then later little glasses of sweet hot tea, delightful. I got to hold a 7 month old baby of one of the families. Then I scroll down these messages and see that my daughter Kristy posted that she was nursing my sweet grandaughter that is 8 months old โค๏ธ

Raelle - I can’t stop thinking about that cookie!

Katie - It’s been my dream since you first started posting about your craft house to start one of my own here in beautiful Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Thanks for sharing your light!

Stephanie Dowling - Tonight’s dinner super easy, crockpot spicy beef sandwich and sweet potato fries! Yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ And now for dessert I’m going for some left-over birthday cake and salted caramel ice cream, double yum!!

Lavonne - Car shopping this weekend! Woot woo!

Colleen from Alabamaq - The whole coloring/journaling/doodling thing has me curious! Would love to try any or all of those things! Looks so fin!

Shelley - I’ve been wishing for a journaling Bible forever! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

Tara - I just got back to NYC from a week in the Midwest and am adjusting! I’m also happy it’s still cooler spring weather here.

Jenna - I am doing great – a little tired from being up last night with tornado warnings! Enjoying the warmer weather though!

Courtney Felker - Just got back from a work trip and looking forward to a lazy weekend crafting to my hearts desire!

Tanya B - Hi Meg
Thanks for this giveaway. I am a teacher for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, it is the end of the school year, and I am tired and weary. These tools for happiness are just what the doctor ordered. Thank you for your generosity!

Christy P - Well…I live in Wichita so you could save on shipping if I win. ๐Ÿ™‚

LaTanya - my fave tv show is Quantico.

Rebecca - I am loving the show Fringe right now!

Christy - You had me at illustrated faith!!! Just got a journaling bible and have been stalking their site so many cool ideas

Paula Moss - I used to live in Newton and went to the Faith and Life Bookstore all the time. I miss it! Love your blog! Thanks!

Amy - I love your blog, and would love the opportunity to win! Thank you:)

Shardell - What awesome items in the giveaway. I would love to share these with my 12 year old daughter. She would really enjoy the Bible journaling. Love your blog!

Jen Webster - Thanks for this chance. All this stuff is awesome!

Becky Kindel - Such great stuff!

Diane - You are an inspiration! I love how you are using your gifts to encourage other women especially to be creative! I’ve been reading your blog for 5+ years and I’m always encouraged by your words, photos and use of COLOR! Thank you!

Bonnie Fahnestock - Wishing I was at another ladies retreat….like last weekend!!

MaryAnn - Wow!! I love looking on your blog for gift ideas. These would be great for Mother’s day. It is coming quick.:)

Wendy C - I had a dream about this last night – must be a sign! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer P - I enjoy reading your blog! Your happiness and genuine love for others shines through.

Ronda - I’m thinking about starting blogging again, after a 2 year break.

Chris - Hi Meg. All this stuff looks great. I’m really hungry right now and the cookies and popcorn are making my mouth water!!

Kim Hahn - I would love to come to your camp sometime! It looks so fun!

thora - Complete loveliness – my heart is welling up with gratitude for such generosity and beauty – amazing!!

Stephanie Zielke - I love me some craft house swag… and I miss craft weekend!

Kimber-Leigh - What a great giveaway! You have such terrific sponsors! Dinner–chicken wings & bok choy from Blue Apron!

Kelli Linkis - These are incredible products! Wish we had a Meg Duerksen in Florida to host creative camps! ๐Ÿ™‚
-Kelli Linkis

Kim - I already placed 4 things in a cart on the Gracelaced website to give as gifts, but I would LOVE to win this great gift (for me!!!)


Maegan C - I am wedding planning! Stressful but fun!

michele m fry - Taking a study break this morning and allowing myself to look at blogs to wrap my head around taking my NCE test on May 4, may the 4th be with me!!!

Julia Schomacker - What a wonderful giveaway! I am not creative nor am I crafty, but I desire to be and I guess that’s good enough.
I keep thinking we will meet someday. We don’t live too far apart, you north of Wichita and me west. My husband’s cousin lives in Hesston and her son goes to school there. I think he’s in 7th grade. Small world!

Kelly - All of these things ROCK! Thank you so, so much for the chance to win! It was my birthday this weekend – me and the hubby got a night away for the first time in 10 months since our son was born thanks to my awesome mom! It was fabulous – all of your posts about date night reminded me to make time for a getaway!

Rebecca Coolidge - What an awesome giveaway! Right now I am thinking about making some baked fish for dinner tonight, already missing my girlie while she is at school and I am at work, and looking forward to the weekend.

Renee - Beautiful prizes! We’re moving next month, so all of my creative juices are currently spent dreaming and sketching ideas for decorating our next house. I’m inspired by these beautiful colors!

Yvette - Wow thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize I am getting ready to take my daughter to the Dan and Phil concert

Emily L - My current fave show is Call the Midwife. Heart wrenching but oh so good!

Ady - Busy week, finishing up the details of our daughter’s sweet 16!

Kami Blackwel Kinney - I hope it’s not too late to leave a comment and be entered into the drawing for this bundle of amazing loveliness. *Someday* I want to come to Camp Create myself. I was enjoying a get-a-way to DC with my husband this time around.

Shannon - We’re moving to a new city in about 5 weeks. We don’t know anyone there. I’m starting to get sad and nervous. Wondering how our kids are going to adjust too. Probably better then me.

Teah Barrow - Thank you for the awesome give away. You have some awesome sponsors.

Laura Martin - Love this giveaway! Just put the baby to bed, and my fingers are crossed that he sleeps through the night! Fingers crossed!

Also-made pasta for dinner tonight!

Heidi Jo the Artist - Currently in awe of our fifth child, born this month. ๐Ÿ™‚

sandy johnson - I am sitting in my office looking outside and marveling at the beauty of spring!!

Cindy B. - Right now I’m working on a quilt to donate. Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win it.

Karen - I would LOVE to win all these goodies. My plans for this weekend will hopefully involve finishing a quilt top for a friend.

Amy Swanson - I’m sitting on my couch enjoying a few minutes of quite before I have to get up and take kids to sports practices and make dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

Debra - Wow, that’s nice stuff to give it away! Right now, I’m eating my salad with tuna/crackers for supper. Previously, I was cleaning my home and purge stuff for garage sale. No more country stuff and I’m changing my home to shabby or just me! If I didn’t win – good luck !!

Amanda - We are binge watching When Calls the Heart on Netflix! Love the sweet story line, the amazing costumes, and the simpler times.

Jess - Just waiting for the work day to be over so I can head home and make some tacos. Cause it’s Taco Tuesday.

Whitni - I hope I’m not too late to enter!! I would really love to win this prize package. It would be exactly what I need to jump back into creativity after the birthday of my second child. He’s three months old this week! I have been following you since at least 2009 that I know of. I used to have a google reader feed and was following around 20-30 blogs. Now I just have yours and bye bye, pie bookmarked on my iPhone home screen. I love your use of colors and creativity!

Kacy - What a GREAT group of sponsors!! I love it! I am currently keeping a very close watch on the radar as the superstorm heads our way! We’re in North Central Kansas too! Stay Safe tonight!!

Anessa - Such a wonderful give away! I have been rewatching How I met your Mother, some how I never finished the series so I started over and am watching from beginning to end. Oh and I am making Jambalya for dinner tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

robin stracener - hi!!!
roses are red,
violets are blue,
I sure would LOVE to win this!
booop-booop p do!!!

Samantha Jones - That is all great stuff! would LOVE to know when the next camp create is! Looks like something right up my alley!

Talia - This is a phenomenal give-a-way! I’d be thrilled to win. I am currently watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix and I love it. Dinner is out with my friend! (it will include a glass of wine – yay!)

Brittany Brown - Let’s see…we just picked fresh strawberries so I am planning to make strawberry cobbler tonight :). Thanks for a great giveaway!

Tori - Love ALL the swag!!!

Terri Upton - Maybe I’m not too late. I keep tabs on your blogs always and went on a little trip Friday and didn’t see this until today. I love all the sweet things you are giving away. Thanks so much.

Jenny E. - LOVE love LOVE your blog!

Holly Ferrero - Would love to win!

Betsy Frost - Wow! I can’t wait to spend more time with each of these shops individually. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway! Blessings to you Meg!

Rachel Lea - Spending the week dipped in paint, covered in fabric, and soaking up sunshine finishing up craft projects before birthdays.

Sarah N - Love your blog, your craft house and your cheery instagram feed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cindy - On a trip to Six Flags in Arlington in high school my best friend and I met two boys from Newton, Kansas. I loved finding your blog not only for all your shared creativity but also the connection to all the memories of “back then”.
Thank you for your blog!

Betsy Reagan - A journaling bible!!!!

I’m making chicken, rice, and broccoli for dinner.

Margo - Oh how fun would it be to win this!

cyndiloohoo - Great items for beautiful crafts!

Cindy - Favorite show right now….. Gilmore Girls! Watching in on Netflix with my daughter. : )

judith - an awesome giveaway!

Sharla - What an awesome package and great sponsors!!

Kim T. - This looks awesome. I’m having a case of the MOOONDAYS today (I realize it’s Tuesday) and wold absolutely adore this pick-me-up. Thanks for doing the giveaway and I love your blog.

Jennifer W. - My favorite show right now is Madam Secretary. Henry and Bess are soooo cute.

Leah - I’ve been looking for an end of year teacher appreciation gift -this post has given me several ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lori - I honestly stopped by to gather a bit of cheer. Searching for a job that will still allow me to be a good momma has got me down. I know the Lord has a plan and it will all work out. Trying to “be still” and trust. These sponsors are amazing! What beautiful items. Thanks for allowing us a chance to win.

Heidi - Taco salad for dinner tonight!

Christy - My daughter and I are going to start Bible journaling together this summer..this prize would be a fantastic help with that!

tonya - I love seeing all of your pictures! what an inspiration you continue to share! thanks

Kelly - So enjoying the time change and staying outside till nearly bedtime….

Ruth - Making a breakfast casserole for supper!

Jayme McClure - Just thinking how I’m kinda bummed that one of my “pullets” started crowing…

Laura Wambold - Would love to win!!! Thanks for the offer.

Amy - I am so excited to see my baby goddaughter this weekend!

Amy - I am so excited to see my baby goddaughter this weekend! Sweet, cute, and loveable!

Lily - So many pretty things!!

Annette - Love the journaling Bible!

Liana - Beautiful day in STL today and beautiful things in your giveaway! We had a wonderful weekend all together with plenty of time spent outside. And the Blues won last night. Life is good. ๐Ÿ™‚

Amber B - What a gift to be able to share these with someone who will LOVE them! I dream of hosting woman to nurture them and rejuvenate their spirits in the company of other women. Thank you for paving the way in such a loving and wholehearted way!!

Jennifer Potter - So fun! Hope to make it to Camp Create one of these times!

ked - Life now is busy with homeschooling, working on a master’s degree, and many other great adventures. I am blessed.

Tina Hammond - What a pick me up this would be!! Love that it’s been so nice here in Indiana!!

Holly D - I hope to come to Camp one day!

Katie - Crazy to think how fast Spring is going… I get married in a month. Holy schmolies. Thanks for always having such encouraging posts! Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Rachel Newswanger - Wow Meg! That is a whole bunch of awesome—love it! Thanks for providing us with eye candy & inspiration. ๐Ÿ™‚ My supper will include…crispy chicken thighs. Easy & great flavor. Link if you want to try:

Kim - Thank you for introducing all of us to great companies! I binge watched Parks and Rec. over the weekend. Esquire channel showed every episode from all 7 seasons, needless to say because of this goodness, i am way behind in laundry, meal prep and working out.

Jodi - So much fun! Would love to give Bible Journaling a try!

Karri - What a great giveaway! I think I’m putting chicken in the crockpot for dinner tonight! ๐Ÿ˜€

Allison T - Wow, that is so awesome!! It snowed here last night and this morning and now it’s doubled in temperature and the sun is shining!! It’s a beautiful day!! I’d love to get my hands on that coloring book! I’ve always loved coloring and I used to buy kids books to entertain myself and now I feel so fancy have actual “grown up” ones. :oP

Jenny McDaniel - Wow this is an AMAZING giveaway! My random comment would be that I am SO ready for the summer!

Dana Powell - I want to tell you that I love your happy blog! I’ve been reading for years and it never gets old. ๐Ÿ™‚

Amy M - Wow! I’m doing well after having been in a funk for a bit. Praising God for my spirit being lifted!!

Mandy - I think,you have convinced me that I should get a journaling Bible!

Jeri - I binged watched How to Get Away With Murder this weekend. It’s so naughty.

Lindsey Moss - Wow! That is a beautiful and inspiring group of prizes! Maybe I will get lucky? Fingers crossed!

Lynee Rigdon - What an awesome gift!! I’m hoping someday I can at least be a helper at one of your craft weekends or camp create! I would love to help Kim cook and serve some amazing meals!!!

Tina B - Best Swag Ever!

Stacia Thompson - Lovely stuff that I would love to win!

Sue - Once again Meg, thanks for introducing us to some wonderful companies!

Julie - This would be a great package to start off the summer. I am a teacher and ready for time to recharge.

Dalene Perrin - I Love, Love, Love your blog. Someday…I hope to make it to Camp Create but until then I will live vicariously through your posts!

Jessica Shrock - It would be amazing to win this!

Kathie McAuliffe - I would love to win…after my son having a seizure on Friday and spending my night and Saturday in the hospital with him I could use a ray of sunshine! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the opportunity! ๐Ÿ˜€

Sarah - I’m thinking we need to chat again sometime. We messaged back and forth a few times last year, with similar but different challenges with our teenagers. ๐Ÿ™‚

shiela t. - Hi Meg-
love, love, lllove your blog-as always! i just saw your recent post now. i did the Big Sur full marathon yesterday-was so ridiculously beautiful/breath-taking and brutal! will always be incredibly feel grateful that i was able to participate/run it…all because of God, my all-time favorite lovies (husband & kiddos) & faithful/prayerful friends!…XO

Jenny V - What am I doing? Listening to my daughter yell at Wheel of Fortune. It’s just me and her on Monday nights while her dad and brother are at Cub scouts. What a great giveaway!

christine - Might have missed it since it’s Monday, but worth a try! Weekend went fast, but there was a good hike with hubby and teen time with my boys. Now work…. but next weekend is on the way, right?

Vicki - This weekend?? I’m running my first 5k!

mia - those journaling bibles look amazing! I need to get one asap.

Angie - Meg,
LOve your blog. I have been reading for seven years. Thanks for the giveaway!

Samantha Beckham - May the Lord bless you and make His face shine upon you, Meg! Your blog is such a cheery, joyful place. Thanks for being YOU!

Ashley K - I love your blog – this is an awesome giveaway! Leftover stew tonight on the warmest day of the year, it seems.

Tracie M. - Wow! That idea of a journaling Bible is seriously getting me excited! What a fun giveaway!

Mandy Ricketts - I am currently enjoying a very rainy day in Idaho.. rainy days are my fave!

Ashley - That coffee cup in the last picture is so cute too!! Cute mugs make coffee taste even better.

IRALEE - WOW!!! amazing and ironic , seeing as though im wanting a bible w large margins so I can art journal in it!!

Suzanne - What I am doing….well, do you have a bit of time? So this morning I thought my day was going to go smoothly but alas, that is just not the case. I realized I could not get everything done for work in my day today so I must go back in tomorrow (1.5 hrs. on the road), I have 3 boys who play baseball and they are all playing multiple games this week, my husband is out of town starting tomorrow and gone until Friday and I need to get dinner to 20 middle school baseball players tomorrow afternoon and I am supposed to read and copy for my 2nd graders class. I tell you this because a dear friend stepped up and is gathering dinner for the ball players and I am so overwhelmingly blessed! Enjoy your Monday!

Sheryl - Mom of five kids…work as a NP with peds patients, teach nursing students at 3 different colleges, made beef barley soup for dinner tonight, going to a VB practice and another daughter has a softball game tonight. Oh yes I am a closet crafter – it is my outlet for stress.

karen vanbaren - Having sausage cream and basil pasta for supper–my son’s birthday choice

Brady W. - What an amazing giveaway! I just got home from a field trip with my son–love that my job is flexible enough to let me do fun things with my kiddos!

Sarah Pinault - For right now, looking forward to going home.
For dinner, frozen chicken potstickers, yummers!
For tv, addicted to Mystery Diners.
For this weekend, walk in the park with a girl from church who is getting baptized on Sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚ #blessed

Jeanette - Following you from Georgia.
Went on a double date with a boyfriend from the past, you and Craig many years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

janna brown - Ai-yi-yi! What a FUN package of awesome things! I would love to win that. My daughter would go nuts for the journaling Bible!

Holly Spangler - Your blog is such a good reminder to me to stop and create something pretty. I always feel refreshed and HAPPY when I do!

Kim - I am at work, and wishing I could have been at Camp! What great gifts!

Cassandra - It’s a beautiful sunny barely breezy day here in my world of SE Colorado! Hope you have a great Monday!!

angela - goodness such fun and unique stuff that you gave your girls, what a blessing!

Kathy M. - mmmh…dinner out with friends tonight.

Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds are the only 2 shows I watch these day.

So excited my 21 year old daughter will be home for the summer!!

katy - I want to come to Craft Weekend. When is the next one?

Kirsten S. - God is good!! All. The. Time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Linda Naylor - Your blog always brightens my day, such a happy place!!!

Heidi Maggard - You had me at White Chocolate Oreo!!!!

Jackie Holder - This is an awesome giveaway! Just finished cooking dinner. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and kale. Getting ready to repot my lime tree, and enjoy the sunshine. Have a blessed afternoon! And again thanks for offering such and amazing giveaway.

Dana - Love your blog – Have a wonderful day!

chris - I’m not sure what I am making for dinner. I should figure that out soon! I enjoy your site! Thanks for sharing!

Deb Kleven - I LOVE reading your blog. It is so inspirational & interesting. Love reading about kids, crafts, laundry, sports, trips, etc etc etc.

Kate Bohling - All of these amazing posts have me so inspired to start bible journaling!!

SoCalLynn - All of the cheerful colors you use and share have helped me to be more colorful when decorating my own home. Thanks!

Kori - My weekend was full of baby cuddles…is there anything better?!? Thanks for the chance to win all the lovely items!!

Brenna - You’re my favorite blogger. Truly. Love it!

Ali - I am so fascinated by Bible art journaling, but I don’t know where to begin! Thanks for the inspiration and the links to some great sources!

Katie Hammerschmidt - Life right now: 3 month old baby + 3 kids in 4 sports + moving in Friday = CrAzY! (The good kind of crazy…. But crazy)!!

jenny - happy monday! tired from a fun and full weekend!

Kathi - Thanks Meg for opening your heart and home in the way of a blog. I’ve been following you for years and look forward to each post.

Heather Honeycutt - I got home from a Rend Collective Experiment concert last night at 2 a.m. Loved those rockin’ pandas with such hearts for the gospel and the church! Today I am one tired school teacher who thinks all this swag looks swag-tastic!

Lynn - I went up to my parent’s cabin this weekend to help open it for the year. It was COLD and rainy and we have no internet access or cell signal up there!

jm - Thank you for the chance to win. I spent the weekend hiking and birding – glorious!

Gabby D. - I love your colorful, beautiful blog! Thanks for everything you share!

Kelly - In the process of moving..
Haven’t thought what I making for dinner…
Been watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix..
Love your blog!!

Trish - Camp Create looks like such an amazing time! I can’t wait to go check these companies out online and order a few things!

Ruth L. - I am expecting our fourth child in about four weeks! The older three kids are 6,4, and 1 1/2. As you can imagine, our household is busy and very excited for our baby girl to arrive! I have chicken in the crockpot for supper because by the end of the day all I want to do is SIT!! ๐Ÿ˜„

Kelly - Happy Monday, Meg! Attempting to rid the counter of the mass of dirty dishes that has accumulated while our dishwasher was broken. Gotta love modern convenience!

kelly - I have to check Perfectly Posh!!!

Rachel Jeter - HI Meg, I would LOVE to win this giveaway! My favorite TV show right now is Call the Midwife. The 5th season is just starting and I love it SO much. But I also have a lot of recorded episodes of the Pioneer Woman on my DVR. Those are always good!

Holly - Meg… I absolutely love your blog. It’s so uplifting and inspiring! Please keep up the great work. I adore your family (feel like I really know them) and would love to someday get to attend Camp Create or Craft Weekend!

Amy - Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I don’t know yet what I’m making for dinner tonight, but this weekend I saw the new Jungle Book and loved it!

Ann Wagner - Just finished a 15 minute ‘gratitude walk’ with my dog Louise–enjoying sunny, spring weather in Michigan!

Kim Fry - What awesome products and how sweet of you to share!! Love your blog, you are truly an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your life, take care!!

Sylvia - I had the most amazing weekend! Spent it with 8 strong, wonderful, gifted, amazing women. Every year we escape – run away – for either three or four days and just be… We create. We cry. We laugh. We eat. We drink. We listen. We share. We love. We rinse and repeat when needed.

Kelly Boettcher - What generous sponsors! I am hoping to be able to attend some day!

Jaime Greene - Wow! What a giveaway! Thanks for offering to us! ๐Ÿ™‚

Beth Ann - Working from home today and taking a moment to search recipes for dinner tonight, thinking a Skinny Taste’s modified Thai Basil Chicken sounds good (

Liz Runge - Spent the weekend with friends in Kansas City. Today I’m enjoying a beautiful day in Iowa getting back into routine with my kiddos. Would LOVE to win!

Kelly Krause - I have wanted to get started Bible Journaling! This package would be a great start!

Sandy - I looooove your blog, you’re so inspiring!! have a nice day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Colleen Inman - Love Gracelaced

Denise Stevenson - Would love to receive this goody bag! Been a while since I’ve received anything from anyone……..
Scandal is my go to show and Project Runway All-Stars – Even if I don’t always agree with the judges ๐Ÿ™

Helen - We took advantage of the warm weather and opening weekend for the new light rail train line to Denver’s airport with our grandchildren.

Sandy Hernandez - God is good. Thank you for always sharing!

Kathie W. - I am currently in DERBY 2016 mode. Louisville, KY this time of the year…the only thing you can think about is all of the Derby festivities! Go Baby, GO!

Eleanor - I love camp create! someday I’m hoping I’ll be able to attend one of these awesome camps! Currently doing the whole30 and have 5 days to go. The next thing i want to try is the 21 day sugar detox because man, sugar is definitely my major addiction in life.

Victoria - I clicked over to “Whatever” this Monday morning for a dose of color and creativity! Please toss my name in the hat!

beth miller - this would make my day and some of my girlfriends’ day, too. i could share the goodness!

Cori - My husband is getting ready to start his first round of rotations for his third year of med school- I am working full time..this week for dinner we are doing LOTS of freezer meals! And watching some Nashville on the side :). Love your blog and all of the goodies for craft weekend!

Lisa Dickens - Hi Meg! It was so great to meet you this past week at the Shine Retreat and I absolutely loved staying at the Whatever Craft House! Thank you so much!

Cindy - what a great giveaway! love everything! Your blog has been my fav for years! we are in the midst of baseball, t-ball and more baseball. glad spring is here! thanks for the opportunity!

Kirsten Lake - Reading your blog has inspired me to add more color to my life – spiritually and physically!

Kim B - What a neat giveaway!
I should be working but I am already thinking about what to make for dinner this week. I like to do my grocery shopping on my lunch so I don’t miss time with my littles.

Kayla R. - I have a headache right now, but looking at all these happy things and colors, has helped. ๐Ÿ˜€

Elizabeth - Love all your pictures! You are inspiring me to add more color to my home ๐Ÿ™‚

Gretchen Rise - The Timbali products look awesome and I also love the cat artwork in the bottom of the giveaway photo. I think I’ve seen that you have some reusable shopping bags like that? Great giveaway and what a great weekend Camp Create sounded like! Oh, and my husband and I are still big Survivor geeks! Not sure how we’ve watched so many seasons.

Christy B - It is so wonderful that you have combined your love of God and crafting. What a joyous gift you share with others. My daughter loves looking at your posts with me. Thank you!

Amanda Soltoff - We’re hoping our first baby will be here this week!!!

Abby - My sister and I are getting ready to buy a house and we’re planning several weekends for crafting and thrift shopping to decorate it! Hoping we can find some places near us that are half as cool as the shops you visit regularly. Or maybe we just need to add in a road trip weekend? ๐Ÿ™‚

K - I love your creativity and your blog! Life is a bit overwhelming at the moment…This cheery bundle would be a very welcome surprise! Thank you for offering this.

kribss - I’m homesick for Texas! (even if it was only home for 4.5 years)

Kate - Great giveaway!!! Thank you for offering this. I see some familiar things and lots of new to me products! Excited at the opportunity to win and wanted to thank you for providing opportunities for these crafters/business owners to increase their business through sponsoring…word of mouth spreads fast!

Deidra Gunner - I just watched a whole season of LOVE on Netflix. LOVEd it ๐Ÿ™‚

kt - Thank you for offering this giveaway! I would love to win this to gift to my Mom. She has selflessly (and without much reciprocation) been taking care of a family member and really deserves something FUN, AWESOME and UNEXPECTED in her life…something JUST.FOR.HER. ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers and toes crossed!

Terri Fretwell - I love your blog and getting to see what all you do at Camp Create. What an awesome giveaway! Thank you.

Ashley Mays - The Camp Create goodies always make me smile. So many happy things in one place!!

Mae - Monday morning, we’re ready for ya! Kinda…but this giveaway puts a spring in our step! ๐Ÿ˜†

Sara Grimshaw - That journaling bible…..for my daughter. She is an FCA leader at her school. Maybe a way to get a whole other group of kids involved knowing they could do ART while seeping in the words on the Bible.

sammi jo sharp - this is rad!!

Jennifer Tasker - Love all these amazing products – but especially the journaling bible! Thanks!!

Linda Bartone - Oh, how much I want to come to the next Camp Create!

KWolff - This weekend was my son’s first prom. I was a bit of an emotional wreck after taking photos. It’s hard to believe that my first kiddo is old enough to get all dressed up and have such a snazzy date!

Thanks for such an amazing giveaway! My boss had the chance to tour Daysprings facilities in Arkansas recently. Their generosity was so amazing.

Jennie - I’m spending half my days trying to get my five week old to nap. Love coloring books to de-stress when I finally have two hands. ๐Ÿ™‚

Michelle Graber - What a bunch of beautiful swag! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristen Brink - I did tons of yard work over the weekend!

GB Jost - Roger and I celebrated 35 years of marriage yesterday! He is my true friend….


Megan CC - I’m getting my house ready to sell right now. Bitter sweet!

Jamie K. - What great swag!!! Looks like you all had so much fun. I live in North Carolina and this past weekend was beautiful!! I just opened up all the doors and windows and let the fresh air in. I love Spring!!!

Mollie Lyon - I’ve always loved Scandal but it’s getting a little ridiculous lately! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Susan A - Wow! That’s a lot of goodies! I see the ladies that attend Camp Create and think it would be so awesome to one day attend myself. Fun Fun!!


Nancy T - My Fridge ice maker line has been leaking under my kitchen floor -the line has been replaced and we have just ripped up the old floor – I would love to win all these wonderful gifts!

Christa Clinemyer - What a great giveaway!!! I love your blog! This weekend we opened our pool.

Kara G. - Love your blog, it is a bright spot in my day!

Kathryn - Thank you for using your gifts to inspire others to be their best for their families and the Lord! Also, I really enjoy your style! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Vicki - My daughter went to her first Prom Saturday!!!! She was beautiful!!!!

rachel s. - I just love your style! It’s fun to see someone out there who loves color as much as I do!

Heidi - What an awesome prize pack!

Sabrina - You get the best swag! So fun!

For dinner I’m making Chicken with asparagus and mushrooms
I’m watching Season 4 of Felicity (best show ever!)

Erin - I’m renovating my house and getting ready to get married in five weeks!

Jenny Hutcheson - We got our camper out this past weekend…the kids and I cannot wait to go! yay for summer!!!

cathie w. - Every time I see a fun rainbow print you are one of the people I think of! Have an awesome week!

Charla Smith - These are simply lovely!

Julie W - Hey Meg! What a great giveaway; thank you so much for your generosity and the opportunity to win so many great things. Camp Create looks amazing!

Cara Kapp - Would love to win this hamper – from Cape Town, South Africa so don’t know if I can enter :-). Love reading your blog and has been reading it for so many years! Cara x

Tracy - Hi Meg, wow great giveaway!!! My favorite show right now is The Catch”, very cleverly written, think you might enjoy too!? Have a great day!๐ŸŒป

Jonelle - Hi Meg, been a follower for a year when I became a stay at home mom and wife. Looking for new meaning in life. You are quite an inspiration. I would love to score this great giveaway.

Lorie - Looks like great products….especially want to try the popcorn and cookies after our dinner of tostadas ๐Ÿ™‚

Susan C. - My husband & I took a drive Saturday and explored a new area and discovered an amazing Cuban bakery. Yummy pastries!

Karrie Millheim - this is so it

Robin - I’m currently preparing for my daughter’s graduation from high school. Certainly an exciting and joyful time… and a little bittersweet too.

heather - supposed to be working but got caught up reading blogs – oops! amazing giveaway!

Lisa W. - Wow! What a great giveaway! I am doing lots of yard work this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Carri siebenmark - All the products look amazing! I am currently watching Gilmore Girls. Season 4.

Vanessa - I love reading your blog!!

Vanessa - I love reading your blog!

Becky Zuithoff - I love reading about Camp Create- it is so inspiring to see another woman working the sweet spot of their heart and gifts. Thanks for sharing! Seriously, it motivates me to press in more with mine! ๐Ÿ™‚

Laura - Hi Meg, I’m a Canadian girl. Love coming over here, I need Instagram though!

Leslie - Random comment here I come…. My six year talks to our dog like she completely understands her. And maybe she does?

Cynthia - Camp Create looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Barb - I spent the weekend visiting my dad and stepmom in Camarillo, CA. A very good weekend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Heather E. - Great swag that everyone received! Love all of the Bible journal goodies! We are in the process of cleaning and revamping a vintage RV, so that is what we did over the weekend. Now I am watching ‘The Ghost and The Darkness’ and checking out some blogs! Have a good week!

Katy S - every single one of these things just make me happy!! and i just made cauliflower rice, chicken and stir fry veggies for din! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jenni Carlisle - What a FUN giveaway — I mean if I can’t attend an event at the Craft House, the next best thing would some awesome Craft House swag!

rachelzana - I just got back from a 4 hour choir rehearsal. We are learning Rachmaninoff Vespers in Russian. It’s my favorite music ever.

Heidi Durant - Love all the fun stuff! Right now I’m watching the original Land Before Time with my four children ages 7-13! Best way to spend the end of the weekend!

debi Brown - Hiking in southern California! Thank you for the give away!

Dani - Hi Meg!
Your blog is my favourite and I NEED to come to craft house sometime!

Janelle - I’m tired haha, but rejoicing that all three of my boys are asleep and the house is so very peaceful. I love your blog!

Donna Hollowell - Watching a few episodes of Mr. Selfridge tonight. Love so many of the awesome products you are generously gifting. Strongly considering the paperworks subscription.

Jenn Dynys - I was born in Kansas,I live in Missouri, we had scrambled eggs and sausage for dinner, I don’t watch tv, I enjoy your blog and am inspired by your Camp Create posts.

Jenn Dynys - I live in Missouri, we had scrambled eggs and sausage for dinner, I don’t watch tv, I enjoy your blog and am inspired by your Camp Create posts.

Jess - Such a good giveaway! I miss seeing you! And I need you to teach me about Bible journaling. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Amy jupin - Love you, meg! That’s all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lisa Risse - I now want to get a journaling Bible for my daughter’s confirmation gift! She is in 8th grade and I think she would use it forever! Thanks for showing them on your DARLING post!

StacyTat - Watching one of my favorite shows right now – Madam Secretary!

Mary - Having a landmark birthday soon. These gifts would be a great way to usher it in!

Beth Koons - Helping my teenage boy with a term paper on Sunday nights can be tough – but boy am I going to miss this boy in a few years!

Keri - hmmm… I’m currently catching up on blogs and planning to go downstairs for a brownie in a little bit but I need to be stealthy so I don’t alert the kids!

Kathie Simmons - I dream of coming to a craft weekend with my mom someday!

Sheree Glanzer - Love reading your blog!

Jennifer Clark - What an awesome sounding weekend!! And what generous sponsors!

Patti - I’m doing great! Such a great give-away.

LM - sure enjoy your blog. this would help launch me into the fabulous fifties in a big way. ๐Ÿ™‚

Katie - His love never fails!

Have a great day!

Erin - What an amazing giveaway! I’d love to split this up and send some happy mail to a few friends!

M** - Your blog is such a sunny, beautiful little place to stop in and feel inspired. Thank you for sharing everything from tips on teens to rainbow fun with us all.

Maribeth Hinton - Just found your insta page and now website! Love all of it! So cheerful and inspiring!!

elizabeth - enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend and catching up on your blog while my son is taking a nap. i would LOVE to win this! all these items looks great, but the journaling Bible and the perfectly posh skincare items look Fabulous!

LM - i enjoy your blog. thank you.

emily hope - fun stuff! I’m unpacking and organizing my craft room after a big move. but I’d rather be reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mary Sergent - What an amazing collection of gifts! Would love to win them! Thanks for the chance!

Dawn Gross - What generous sponsors you have! I just got home from a super fun trip to NYC with friends!

Thanks! Dawn

Brianna - Goodness! It’s Sunday and I’m procrastinating in meal-prepping for the week. ๐Ÿ™‚

Erica Burlingame - Oh man I would love to win this!!! I just love your blog, you are so inspiring to me!!!

Meg - What fun! I’d love to win! Thanks so much!

Heidi - Currently, I am landscaping my yard and waiting to one day hopefully attend a Craft Weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Alisa - Loving this beautiful weather!

Megan - I want to win! ๐Ÿ™‚ But more importantly – I want to come to Camp Create! Some day when my littles aren’t so little!

Anne - Love your blog and would LOVE to win ๐Ÿ™‚

Allison Rogers - We are not only works of art, but artistes at work. This was what stuck with me at church this morning, and I thought you would appreciate the thought as well.

Heidi DeGroot - I have 3 beautiful kids and love seeing all the fun things you blog about.

Eva Scott - Thank you for the beautiful giveaway. My grandma actually passed away on Friday so the weekend has been full of making plans, spending time with family, making a photo collage and taking out one of her dresses that I’m going to wear to the funeral tomorrow. It’s been a nice weekend with family.

Andrea - I would love to have this to share with my girls! It all looks so fun!

LisaJ - Such beautiful items. Thank you for sharing!

Madison - I’m currently scrolling through endless Pinterest sites trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day present for my mom, but I think this would be the perfect combination of gifts to give her!

ginny - No weekend plans are the best weekends sometimes! It doesn’t happen very often though!

Jenny L - I’m recuperating from having my niece and nephew all weekend! ๐Ÿ˜œ

Kim D - I just love reading your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ A lot of creative inspiration.
Thank you!

Michelle Burke - I am getting my house all spruced up for our two oldest to come HOME from college for the whole Summer!!!!! I can’t wait!!!! This Mama wants all 3 of her babies at home…even if just for a short time.

Jen - Oh how I would love to win these goodies!I bought a journaling bible, but have been intimidated to get started. Those supplies look like a good kickstart.

Debbie - Hi Meg!
Thank you for being so inspiring!
I can relate to what you write so much!
I am married to my high school sweetheart as well. We have 3 daughters ages 16, 21 , ad 24, and an 8 month old granddaughter.
We started a family right out of high school, and are still going strong!
I love reading all you write, whether it is about parenting, marriage, decorating, faith, working out, etc etc!
I would love to make it to the craft house someday!

Kristen Rounseville - The colors and decorating style of the Craft House just make me smile… so joy-filled! Love

Sara - Spent the weekend in OKC, used your blog post from last month as inspiration!!

Lynette L. - Hello. I love all of your creative ideas and you inspire me to add more color to my life.

Amanda Gindlesperger - Amazing! I’ve always wanted to try Bible journaling ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m on Pinterest this afternoon planning crafts for our church VBS

Susan harris - Well I’m currently binge watching Mad Men on Netflix and just finished reading Ginger Alden’s book about her life with Elvis. Fingers crossed! ๐Ÿ˜‰

AmandaK - About to head to Sunday school, I got kids ready and sent off and am getting ready in quiet! (And stopped to read some blogs)

Brooke - Gah, just over here still swooning over the last camp create pictures and hoping that I get to attend one day. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Andrea - Camp Create is on my bucket list! Someday…

Jenna - Someday I want to attend this event! Love everything about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

April - Spending the weekend with my favorite people on an adventure!

Cindy Lou - Oh these things are so cute and fun! I would love to come to the craft house one day! The crafts! The FOOD! The treasure hunting! All so dreamy! You have the best job in the world! You are very blessed๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ

Hannah - What a beautiful and inspirational swag basket!

Emily Gulka - Oh, Meg!
You are so awesome!
Thanks for sharing!

Karey - Love all of these products!

Denise Smith - love your blog… makes me happy!!denise

Kate M - How great would it be to win! Love all that you do with camp create and the craft house! it would be a dream to go there some day ๐Ÿ™‚

Emma - Am currently on Maternity leave waiting for Baby number 2 to make his arrival … Your blog always makes me smiale and it is so inspiring !

Jennifer - Wow! The giveaway sounds awesome. I figured I don’t have much of a shot winning but here goes. Thanks for the upbeat posts! I wish you lived closer. Kansas and New Jersey is not exactly nearby. Would love to go to camp create someday.

Becca R - In 1 week, I start clinicals to become a nurse. It’s been about 14 since I have been in college…exciting and scary all at the same time. What a great giveaway!

Katie Yoder - We’re spending as much time outside as possible! โ˜€๏ธ

Janell Anderson - I recently told my husband that getting to come to a Camp Create would be for me what getting to go to all the NCAA March Madness games would be for him (When Wichita hosts in a few years). He laughed…I was totally serious! For now though it would be wonderful to win all this amazing stuff!

Suzanne B. - Wow! What an incredible giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sally Manlove - I would looooove to win!!

Pattie Brown - What an awesome giveaway! So very glad I found your blog, beautiful craft house! I dream of attending an event one day! Hugs!

Stefanie Santana - Hi! The bibles to journal in look amazing! Reading- journaling- all while eating cake sounds like a great way to start the weekend!

Michelle - Just love all this stuff! What a treat! Hope to one day be able to come to Craft Weekend!!!

Staci Torgerson - I love the Bible Journals you were gifted. Theye will be great to create art, journal and just be creative in. Right now I’m trying to finish the backing of my 1st quilt, a Stack and Whack as well as I’ve started Jen Kingwell’s Midnight at the Oasis quilt. It might take me a year to complete but I’m trying it anyway. Have fun on your weekend with all the lovely ladies.

shannon stinson - how fun is all of this! i DREAM about one day going to CAMP CREATE! it seems like a lovely time. been fighting my way out of the flu…..for the last week and a half! fun times! would really make me feel good to win this package of goodies! : ) thank you for the opportunity and sharing with one of us!

Lindsey - I am relaxing after a day of cattle work and fun in the sun! I love to check your blog before bed because you are so positive; I can think happy, colorful thoughts as I drift off to sleep!

Julianne Brimner - Soccer game, grilling and chilling with the family and Student Ministry Banquet will top off the weekend. All of the swag looks amazing.

jamie - all this swag??!? love! just got home from the grand opening party of {delirium fitness}. a beautiful woman’s dream come true. she renovated her basement into a beautiful studio. 22 women have shared in her dream. my heart is full after spending the evening with these amazing women. a few people put together healthy {wildtree} freezer meals then others started arriving for the party: wine, champagne, delicious food, laughter, sharing hearts. my mind will be filled with memories of tonight as i drift off to sleep…

Lily Goodman - All of these goodies look so wonderful ๐Ÿ˜ I’m obsessed!!

Mayra N - I love reading your blogs because of the creativity I find. I too would like to raise my own chickens and be able create. I’m glad that there are others that like to spend time coloring and see the beauty in antiques!

Monika Alston-Miller - What generosity! Thanks for the chance to win! World love to create with you one day!

Dauri Kreidel-Reimer - Hi..I have been following you for a few years and love your blog! And…I’m sure we are related somehow! ๐Ÿ™‚ My grandmother’s maiden name was Duerksen! It’s not very common, so it was cool to see! Thanks and take good care!

Heather - Hi! We spent the day in the yard. My husband built a raise garden and we planted a few veggies. Mainly things for salsa! LOL YUM!

Mitzi - Getting my son ready to go on an overnight school trip for a judging competition! ๐Ÿ˜

Anne S - What a wonderful giveaway! It was great meeting you this week at the Shine Retreat! Loved making the craft totes pretty!

Melanie Huttner - Awesome giveaway. Anything at all? Well I cannot wait for the premiere of Game of Thrones tomorrow!!!!

becky j - Oh Meg-coming to a crafting weekend would be a dream…I would ideally love to bring my Momma, who has been battling lymphoma- we live on the east coast and for now, we just couldn’t do it. WOW! Your goodie bags are beyond awesome-winning would be the next best thing and I would so joyfully share the goodies with my Momma and my big girls (ages 16 & 23) I always enjoy your posts-thank you and please keep them coming!xoxo

Rachelann Atkinson - I want to win! Spending lots of time outdoors on this beautiful weekend!

Crystal Brewer - What an awesome giveaway! I’m 37 weeks pregnant and patiently awaiting for this baby’s arrival!

S - Sweet swag – next best thing to being there in person…well maybe not – the next best thing would be all of the delicious recipes!

Kim - Your camps always look like so much fun. The swag would just be a bonus to actually coming and hearing the speakers and presenters! (Not to mention eating Kimberlee’s food!!)

Marla Jensen - I’ve had a journaling bible and pens on my amazon wish list for many many months! I love the idea. I need to be brave.

Lisa McCracken - Everything here is so great! I especially love the coloring book! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Missy - What a wonderful weekend. I really enjoyed following along a little from instagram

Jamie - Camp Create is such an amazing opportunity!!! Thanks for having these experiences for us women to find our inner passion. You’re awesome!

Meredith - What a great prize!

Melanie Eliacin - I cannot wait to win this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jen Higgins - Such cool stuff! Here’s a bit of random about my day. I scored five awesome teacups and saucers to mark some bird feeders for Mother’s Day gifts

Cindy Singer - Right now I’m busy cutting out a new quilt to start sewing on tomorrow I hope!

Jane - Just got done with supper and sitting here catching up on my blogs!!

Suzette Mahoney - i LOVE Mr. Selfridge. Also I’d LOVE to win ๐Ÿ˜‰

Erin Shnowske - I hope to come to Camp Create some day!!

Reeanna Altom - I love all these goodies!

Amy K. - What an amazing giveway! Craft Weekend &/or Camp Create is on my bucket list!!

Allison - I spent most of the day spring cleaning and taking care of my small kiddos. I am preggers with #3 and wiped… Would love some swag!

Gail Ross - It would be such a treat to receive this package!! I love it all!

Sarah - I just got back from painting pottery with my eight year old son. He made a gargoyle and I made a snail. So much fun! Great giveaway!

Kate - I am wishing I was back at the Craft House, creating away and drinking a Meg margie (I was part of the Nov 2015 group). Beats the laundry I am currently folding!!

Lori - I have been thinking about trying the paperworks products:)

Lisa - Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement.
Love your recipes (and Kimberly’s).

Kelly - Just sitting at home reading my email and always excited to get one from you. I follow you on Instagram too and sometimes I scroll like a stalker. It’s fun to see into others peoples live and yours always seems so exciting. I always wished something cool would happen in my life but God has me where he wants me and I’ll enjoy looking at all the neat thing you get to do with the craft house. Thanks for the give way! So much cute stuff๐Ÿ˜Š

Kate B - What an awesome giveaway! We’re currently watching Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Michelle Fortik - Love your blog. My dream is to go to camp create some day.

se7en - Just catching up on blog reads on a Saturday night after a day of g to tire the kids out… they of course are wide awake, me not so much. Hope you are having a fun weekend!!!

Julie - So fabulous to see these wonderful products! I’m taking a break on this beautiful Saturday to color in my adult coloring book.

Missy Erstad - I ALWAYS look forward to reading your blog! Whatever Craft Weekend has been added to my bucket listโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

Janelle - Beautiful weather here. Love hearing the birds sing and the kiddos giggle through my windows.

Teri - Enjoying the sunshine today and getting ready to celebrate my husband’s birthday with dinner out ๐ŸŽ‰

Emily - It’s FINALLY spring here in Minneapolis. I just spent the morning getting my hair cut and colored and shopping in preparation for my trip next week to Miami! It’s a business trip, but I’m so excited! No one needs a little sunshine more than a girl that’s spent a winter in Minnesota.

Lori L. - Putting the kids to bed early after a crazy Saturday and hubby and I are going to indulge in some artichoke and spinach dip together while catching up on “Outlander”! Yum!

Carrie Haughey - It’s all so dreamy! I am trying to make time to be more creative, so this would be bomb for me!! We are taking the kids to our local minor league baseball game tonight, they don’t know, but they have been begging to go to a baseball game for a long time, it’s going to be a great surprise! ๐Ÿ˜€

Stephanie R. - Such beautiful products!!

Michele - Happy Saturday! It’s sunny and fair in southern California today and I’m so glad it’s the weekend! =)

Debra Ganas - I have the Crossway journaling Bible and I love it! If I won I would give this to my Daughter. Blessings to you.

Lis - I’m on a diet right now. And trying not to stare at my kids’ food with an “nom nom nom” fake chewing face. These items are darling.

Melissa - I just got back to Houston from visiting my parents in Southern California. I am sad to be back to Houston but glad to see my husband (and glad he’s giving me a few hours without the toddler– she was sick and clingy this week!).

Cara Craig - It’s a beautiful day in Kansas!

lacey - oh goodness, these would be such fun to give! We are enjoying a great family day…peanut butter & honey waffles, morning soccer games, long bike rides, trail walks, and now play at home time while this growing, preggers momma takes in your beautiful blog!

Marisol - I am relaxing on the couch while my husband does the Saturday afternoon dishes. Two months ago I started a job as a social worker, so my downtime is incredibly valued these days! I love to pop over here and check in on your blog every once in a while. There’s always happiness and relatability ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa Ann - It’s finally spring in northeast Missouri which makes me really happy! No more freezing evenings/nights in the forecast. We put up our son’s swingset pieces today and have had a blast playing outside all day. I think that’s how I’m going to keep my house clean this summer: kick the preschooler outside to play so the inside stays tidy!

Katie - I just watched the movie War Horse. It’s so great but I’m bawling by the end every single time.

Caitlyn B - I am prepping for finals week, finishing up my 1st year of a nurisng degree! So Exciting!

Erin Foster - Thanks for all you do and how you inspire so many women. God is definitely using you and we are so blessed because of it. Keep on keeping on!!

Nancy - Getting ready for a cross country trip from NE with my hubby to visit family in SC and GA. Pray for safety!

Darla - Trying to decide whether or not to go on a trip…

LInda Fabrizius - I was searching for chicken coops and came across your stuff. Love your blog and vibrant colors.
I live in suburban Chicago and are getting our chicks next week.

Linda - Everything looks amazing. We are having another busy weekend, cleaning house, kids working, kids in community talent show, special conference for church with kids singing in the youth choir and celebrating my hubbys birthday! All good things!

Denease - Craft weekend looks like such fun! Maybe someday I’ll join!

Amy - I am doing my best this weekend to keep in front of the eight ball. Crazy spring schedules!

Jessica Cornman - This weekend is gorgeous in Michigan. I am cleaning out flower beds I neglected last fall ๐Ÿ™‚

Liesl - Wow! What a wonderful selection! A lot of great gifts in there! Thanks!ljh

Susan B - Reading about Camp Create as I sit in the hospital with my husband who had very unexpected surgery yesterday. Sounds like all the ladies had a great time.

Kari - Thanks for the great give away!

Ellen - Tonight we are keeping it simple. Roasted pork tenderloin, baked sweet potatoes and spinach salad. Perfect after an easy, lazy Saturday!

Elizabeth C - I just got my Masters Degree!

Elizabeth C - I have no idea what I am making for dinner! Ha!

Heidi - What a fun giveaway! We’ve dubbed today the Day of Surfaces, so we’re going to be working on cleaning the clutter off of all our flat surfaces. I’m inordinately excited about this.

Heidi R. - Soaking up the breeze and sun with my windows open on this Saturday!

Tracy Livingston - I appreciate the color in your posts. I am in a monotonous phase of life right now – school, work, drudge- reading and seeing someone else’s vibrancy is inspiring!

Tracy - Having a great weekend here in our house because all 4 of my kids are home ๐Ÿ™‚

Lesta - Getting excited to learn about journaling in my Bible. I love to doodle:)

Kristine - Someone I LOVE was at Camp! I LOVED Camp thru her!!

Karin - I just started watching Switched at Birth on dvd while I walk on the treadmill in the morning. So far, I like it! Love the giveaway goodies and your blog. Thanks! Karin

Janna - I want to say how Carol Tuttle’s amazing books It’s Just My Nature and The Child Whisperer have CHANGED MY LIFE! And ANYONE with an ounce of trouble or struggle with their any of their children should read it. Or if you suffer from depression/anxiety or childhood issues or trauma. Our jane marriage relationship issues. NO i am not connected to her or her companies at all๐Ÿ˜œIt has seriously just been THAT life changing for me PLUS it’s a super fun thing to learn about yourself and to strengthen your relationships. I just want to share it with everybody๐Ÿ˜Š

Eileen Carson - I am sitting all alone in my kitchen drinking my coffee and catching up on my favorite blogs. I just got home my sweet God daughter’s ballet recital and she was so cute!

Annette - The Illustrated Faith prize is something that’s interested me for awhile. I’m not very creative, but would enjoy adding fun things to my journal/Bible.

deb nordeman - Drinking my morning coffee, reading your blog and hoping the rain holds off just a little so I can tackle the weeds in my garden.

Marjie - I’m eating chips while I read this!

Kathi - I am dreaming of finally participating in Craft Weekend, sipping your awesome margaritas and whipping up my own rainbow apron.

Dorcas - What a generous give away! Thank you!

Darcee - Hey Meg
I am at the pool all weekend watching my 2 daughters in a synchronized swim competition. I love watching them and it is so nice to have other things to do in th stands, like reading or journalling!
I love your blog and i soooo want to come to camp create! One day I hope!

Katherine - Awesome! Love it all!

Michelle Rabon - Love this!

Courtney Raymond - Hi Meg! These are all lovely – I bought my mom a print from Gracelaced for Mother’s Day (and snagged one for myself too!). Thanks for sharing!

Lori - Retiring from teaching in 25 days— reinventing myself with God’s nudging. So happy/ so sad. Thanks for blessing us with your words and pictures! (Heart)

Jenn - We are headed out for a girls weekend with grandma and the cousins!

Sara B - Such fun! A weekend full of the good stuff – sleepovers, soccer games, dance classes, dog sitting for the neighbor and Relay for Life.

Andria - I love all of these products but especially the coloring book and journaling bible!

Caryn P - I’m enjoying a beautiful sunny weekend here in Georgia! Writing some mail to friends, drinking tea and getting ready to go out and do a little work in the garden later. Yay for springtime!! Thanks for offering this amazing giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

Ann Marie Latini - Camp Create/Craft House/Meeting You = Bucket list!!!

Rhiannon - Wow! What great stuff! You always have such wonderful sponsors! And thank you for always being the best blogger!!!
Have a great weekend, everyone!! Off to do some painting and deck restaining. Sounds fun, right?!

Julie C. - Lovely loot, Meg! It’s so inspiring to read & see your posts – so much life and joy! Thank you!

Dana Summers - Happy weekend! Thanks for the awesome give-away. I’m looking forward to checking out some of the links.

Gail - My weekend-hanging in Lawrence, KS, with my best friend, helping her plant flowers, running the TomStrong 5K, and sipping a cold one on the back patio.

Annie - What great sponsors. Thank you for sharing this with us, and for a chance to win.

Lynn Ryan - Love all the color, especially those rainbow stairs!

Candice - Love reading your blog! So colorful and love how you keep real!!!!!! Awesome products:-)

Traci in Virginia - This weekend…Lots of laundry, gatherings with friends and a quick visit with my daughter as she drops off stuff from her dorm! Less than 3 weeks until she’s home for summer! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mary S - Weekend plans: Saturday Soccer game & hopefully a walk on the beach!

DeNeal - This is such an awesome giveaway! These products are amazing! I am such a fan of your blog.

Chance - We are smoking a brisket and making BBQ sides for bible study & doing garden prep this weekend!

Molly Byrd - This is such a nice giveaway! Craving one of those cookies now

Sandy W - I really enjoy your blog! You are very inspiring.

Andrea D - I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU….you have been an inspiration to me in so many different facets of my life. Thank you for sharing your journey!

Sharon Bosveld - Love your blog! Would love to win this beautiful gift ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa - I LOVE your blog and that you use it to share God’s love!

sam - It’s 9:30 am and I am getting ready to take a nap. Went to bed just after 10:00, woke up around 12:00, again about 1:30, from 3:30 until after 4:00, and finally got up at 5:15. I don’t have little ones, I have hormones. I think multi-generational living would be good. I could rack the babies back to sleep in the wee hours while mama goes back to sleep, I’m up anyway. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Jackie O M - I love color! I love rainbows. As a Girl Scout leader, I was named Rainbow by my troop. What a cool camp name. Treasures from that era are scattered here and there, mostly in my craft. I continue to be inspired by your colorful blog and adventures. Keep up the great mission.

Emilie - Enjoying the weekend, gardening, catching up on blogs, and counting down the last 29 days of school!

Amanda C - I’m going to a spring football game today! Woo Pig!

Julia - Heading to the zoo and a track meet this weekend! Should be a fun few days!

Su - These sponsor posts are some of my favorite posts of yours. Is there a place where you have all the previous sponsor posts? T hat way when I want to go shopping for a gift, I can scroll thru all your sponsor posts. What a generous giveaway!

Julie - In between loads of (sports uniforms!) laundry, I am finally trying to get through all the email from the week! Then, of course, we will have soccer and baseball games — and it is going to be 80 here in Omaha today!

kristen cheney - so much fun stuff! currently i am listening to the rain wondering if my sons baseball game will be canceled. on this rainy day we will maybe be at baseball and my daughters last dance competition. rainy days make me long for a blanket, bed/couch, a good book and a movie.

Jennifer Tucker - What a fun giveaway! So many great products included! Looking forward to a peaceful weekend.

katherine - Such awesome sponsors and prizes! I would so love to win ๐Ÿ™‚

Debbie H - Love watching your kids grow up and following your family’s journey. Annie was 4 when I started. haha Watching your life online makes me aware of how fast time goes. Thanks for all you do.

Amy Lynne - I love reading about craft house…thanks for always sharing!

cindy b. - someday I WILL make it to the crafthouse but this swag would be the next best thing! For today – soccer game and yard work!

Kyra - I’m looking at house plans online-in my pj’s.

Erin Ellis - I am so excited for Game of Thrones to start back up tomorrow….and I’m making steak for dinner tonight ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

Brooke cole - Thank you for everything you do to encourage women to use their gifts and create. Your pictures and post are always filled with colour and joy!

Jenna M - Oh my god this giveaway is awesome!

Rita - Such awesome gifts from your sponsors and so very generous. I love how you use color in your home and the craft house. Spring is such a wonderful time with all the colors in the flowers and the weather warming up. Love this time of year!

Kathy L. - This weekend I plan to recharge by relaxing after a hectic work week. Great giveaways…Thanks for the chance!

Angie - Love this giveaway!! I’m spending the day with my daughter on a “no prom” day!

Cheryl - Thank you for always sharing your colorful outlook on life. โค๏ธ

Jenn Meysenburg - I’m super thankful today! Making green chili enchiladas tonight!

Kirstin K - Love all of this – so many fun items to keep or give away to sweet friends and family!

Karen W. - You always look like you are having so much fun!

Jenny h - Can’t wait to see if I won!

Queen Lisa - My oldest daughter is currently serving a church mission. Her dedication to the Lord is inspiring. But I miss her so much, my heart aches and my eyes leak. Some days are so hard. When I took a look at all these beautiful products, my heart was cheered for a bit. Thanks for sharing this goodness with us.

Nicole - I’m getting ready to go work out, but now those cookies and popcorn have me rethinking that decision!

Elizabeh Moseley - I love following your blog, you are an inspiration, thank you!

Lisa - I love coffee!

Jackie - Any comment??? The stuff is like woah!! I would love craft weekend food for dinner but I will probably be chipotle :)) Thanks!!

Cara Kuester - Going to church, watching soccer games, laying in the hammock!

Kari C - Such fun items! We’re going to celebrate my grandma’s 90th birthday today!

Joleen - Camp Create would be so much fun!

Christy Baum - I’m doing some intense training for our rescued goldendoodle who needs a lot of work! Thanks for the chance to win!

Angela - Right now I am… Waiting to go into labor! Lol Maybe not the most fun thing, but certainly exciting! I’m anxious to add a sister to our little family. ๐Ÿ’œ

Marian - I’ve been wanting to try Bible journaling!

Ruth Umney - This is amazing!!! I would love a new journalling Bible as I got mine just before this became a big thing and so mine is all highlighted and I feel like I need a fresh start!!! Would so love to win this!!!
Thanks for being awesome and so real!!!

Kelley - What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for offering it!

Jennifer S - Wow!

Donna - My name is on the list. Just waiting to get that invite!
Thanks for offering all the goodies!

martha - how generous are your sponsors? SO much cool stuff! It’s truly the icing on the cake for Craft Weekend!
this weekend will part pain- part pleasure for me. Removing 1972 wallpaper from our 1972 kitchen that is getting remodeled next week (pain!) volunteering at the thrift store for EARS- our local pet rescue (pleasure!) the sun is shinning brightly so it looks like whatever I do today will be good!

Heather S. - Oh Meg, this give-away is all sorts of wonderful! If I win I do believe you’ll hear my squeals of delight all the way to your house from mine. ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter is going a missions trip next month to the place in Swaziland where the ladies make the Timbali bags! xoxo

Beth - Right now I am trying to be still in a camper. My daughter woke me up at 5:39 saying her brother had stolen all the covers! Now, an hour and 20 minutes later, they have all gone back to sleep and here I sit.

Rebecca W. - Funny story- i live in Ohio and have friends from Kansas. One day about a month ago I met with Darla(whom I knew was from somewhere near Wichita) and told her “I want to go to Newton, Kansas” She laughed at me & said that is exactly where we are from & I have NEVER heard anyone say that! Hopefully I will be able to make it to your little craft house! And drag her along too! Thank you for making her day!

Jill - I just colored one of the “adult” coloring pages w my teen girls and it was so much fun! We are going to expand our supplies!!!!!!

Jeanie H - I am in love with some of these products! What a great giveaway!

Sierra - What an awesome package of creativity and color! We have a big family reunion coming up and I think a package like this would be a fun welcoming treat in everyone’s rooms.

Becky Kerr - I am currently watching and listening to my husband scroll through Pinterest. I love it that he likes Pinterest and I love seeing the things he pins and laughs out loud when he sees something funny!

Sue M. - Wow, I would love to attend one of your camps!!

Nicole Lewis - Drinking my morning coffee while reading your blog and playing fetch with the dogs!

Clare - I love your blog. The colours always make me happy. I like you am mama to 5 with the eldest away at university. It’s tough this new stage, not all being together. My youngest daughter and I have just gotten into Gilmore Girls on Netflix(I know v late to the party) but we are so enjoying it and have a laugh whilst watching. Tonight is left oversight as I made too much all week. Still haven’t got the hang of cooking for 6 instead of 7! Have a great weekend Meg. Clarexx

Becky Melton - Put kids to bed early for a home-made-pizza-at-home-date-night!

MC - I am just hanging and this gift would make that so much more fun. Thanks for making it available.

Corinne - Wow this is great! I wish the Canadian $ was closer to the US $ so I could afford to sign up to do a weekend One day.

Beth B. - i am a clay artist and the Clay Artist Guild is having a Spring Show this weekend. I am happy that several pieces of mine sold last night. We will see what today brings…

Jeanette Paris - I love reading your blog! Your posts are always inspiring and something I can relate to. Thanks for sharing your life

Rebecca - I’m enjoying some peace and quiet while my daughter is still sleeping…I’m drinking coffee and reading blogs. Thanks for the chance to win!

Fay W. - Man, you’ve covered all the bases with this swag!

Teresa - I have been wanting a journaling Bible for a while. I just haven’t had the time to go look for one.

Lacey VanLaecken - Love hearing about craft weekend and all the fun things you do everything. Definitely on my to do list soon!

Amanda Lutz - I am enjoying an at-home weekend with my guys, which is pretty much the best!

Kim - TV Shows? Madam Secretary and The Voice
What I’m doing this weekend? a 10 hour car ride back home today then church and recovering from a week’s vacation tomorrow

Ann Marie - I’ll be taking several naps this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Our five month old is cutting teeth and has stopped sleeping at night. She decided 3:36am would be a good time to wake up and play this morning. Getting this gift would make my day!!

Natalie - My current fave shows are When Calls the Heart & Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

laurie - Oh how I would love to win for our Annie Get Your Gun Art & Ammo girls. What fun what fun
For some reason it would not take my website.

Sue Groff - Working in the yard and getting ready for our church garage sale to benefit our Outreach Programs.

Kimberly B - I love all your pics of the Craft House and would love more pics of him w you’ve decorated your new house– you provide great decorating inspiration!

CWiff - Playing junior monopoly (again)

Meg - What an amazing collection of prizes; whoever wins will have plenty to enjoy! Thank you for the opportunity ๐Ÿ˜

Jessica - Binge watching netflix with the hubby this weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

Valerie - I love the Craft House! I love that you use it for the glory of God! I wish I could visit but I live in Australia! BUT – we may be visiting the USA late next year!
Today I had plans to clear out my wardrobe and create a capsule wardrobe but I let my husband interrupt my plans and we went for a drive in the country! Had a great time just being together.

Kirsten J - Promised myself I’d finish my quilt this weekend. Maybe if I put it down here, it will really happen….

steph - This weekend I am working on some new textile pieces for my exhibition next weekend !

Cindy Brooks - Love that journaling Bible! Our weekend is full with a high school play, a movie, and some DIY around the house.

Sarah W - What an awesome give away!!! I live in Botswana as a missionary and this happy mail would make my heart explode!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Linzi Kavanagh - I’m from Scotland and it’s my absolute dream to atend Camp Create one day! Been reading your blog Meg since Annie was small!

donna joy - this wkend will be spent cleaning my art room…
awesome giveaway~j

Ellen Davis - This weekend, we’re celebrating my oldest turning 4 with a tool party. My sis, Carol, baked some pretty cute tool cookies and my son, True, is stoked about it all. Can’t believe he’s 4! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Teresa sage - Woohoo! What a fantastic loot bag! I’ve been contemplating buying a journaling bible, but am over whelmed at the number of fun products to go along without!

Lisa - I’ve been watching Mad Men on Netflix. I have only two episodes left and I am so sad! I don’t want it to end!

Tabitha K. - My hubby is taking me to see the tulips in Skagit Valley for my birthday tomorrow!!!

Amy H - What fun!

Patti H. - I don’t have to work this weekend. Yay for wide open weekends.

Danielle - I’m dreaming out in Casper, WY(I haven’t left town since Thanksgiving…help me!) of sitting on the lake back in South Dakota but receiving an awesome box of snail mail(that too has been too long) before I leave! Ha! Really love your site-check it often for inspirational. I love that it’s usually light but oh so fun! Amazing swag as always!

Betty - I live in Alaska but will visit my cousin in Wichita in May. Are you close to Wichita? Thanks!

Jenny Wenzel - having a lazy night…staying up WAY to late!

Valerie - What an awesome giveaway, thank you!! Hoping to get our bathroom painted this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had tacos for dinner – mmmmm, my favorite!!

Jackie Hughes - Love how the Lord is such a focal point in your sharing on the blog-very encouraging!

Rebekah Van Der Hengst - I love the Blacklist. They baited me for the years, and now they’ve gone all dumb story line. I hope they can turn it around! I would love to win this. I never win anything!!! Enjoy your IG. Enough jabber.

Karie - This camp looks amazing!

Emily - I love your blog. It honestly feels real and brings me joy. Thank you!

Wendy - Really enjoy your blog and Instagram posts…so inspiring!! Thank you for the chance to win this great give away!

Jennifer Russell - Comment comment! I love your swag! Hope to get to camp something someday!

Kris - Hi Meg! My weekend is full of good things. Blue Jays game tonight and my daughters provincial rock climbing competition tomorrow. Loving my blessed life

Amy J. - Making double the dinner to take to my bestie who just had a baby!! Baby snuggles for the win!

Amy - It’s been a long week. I’m just thankful it’s finally over – and that I got to ride my horse after the lousy weather all week!

Krista W. - What a great give-a-way!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
Lucky galsโ€ฆlucky winner! Fingers crossed.

Crystal D - I spent Friday evening recreating a craft from a Nifty video.

Sara B - Wow, what an awesome giveaway! Thanks for doing this ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sitting here starting my weekend with DQ blizzards and The Tonight Show with my husband. Perfect start to the weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rachael Milner - Wow, what a gracious and amazing bundle of goodness here! This week I’m watching Gilmore Girls (for the millionth time) and working on adding tabs to my bible! Got a goldendoodle in my lap and feeling blessed and happy!

sarah moske - Amazing!!! I really want to start a journaling bible.

Sarah D - Amazing!I’m missing Midwest storms right now – Washington rain just isn’t the same.

Joelle - Working on a fun piece of furniture for my house this weekend!

Lisa - I’m in Manhattan tonight – I know that makes you cringe ๐Ÿ™‚ , but it’s for a good cause – Boy Scout merit badge college tomorrow at K-State.

Kelli - Great giveaway… Thanks!

Kristin Betancourt - Hey Meg! I am totally vegging right now! Just got my kids to bed, and watching Pitch Perfect 2. Living the dream on a Friday night! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Marilyn M. - I enjoy watching Fixer Upper and NCIS.

Denise Karnes - Just finished loving on a foster baby at church so mom and dad could have a kid free night.

Cindy Rose - Looks like you ladies had an awesome Camp Create!!

Stacy Tatkenhorst - So nice to have a Friday night with no ball games to go to!

Juliana - Love all that goodness…you are such a great cultivator of beauty and inspiration!!

Meg - So cool that Crossway sent all those bibles!

Kristen Kerwin - Today is my 45th (earth day) birthday, and my husband surprised me with a print from Gracelaced, and a journaling Bible from Illustrated Faith. Eek! He must have seen my insta-feed ๐Ÿ˜‹ Best birthday!!!! Thank you for sharing the swag love!

Jamie - When I saw this on Instagram I wished I could have one of your margaritas! And, completely unrelated, I let my 9 & 10 year olds watch Indiana Jones for the first time tonight. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Shannon Schneider - You are so inspiring and it’s contagious look at these sponsors!

Kristen Kerwin - Today is my 45th (earth day) birthday, and my husband surprised me with a print from Gracelaced, and a journaling Bible from Illustrated Faith. Eek! He must have seen my insta-feed ๐Ÿ˜‹ Best birthday!!!!

Carrie Alexander - Winning would be fun, but not as much fun as attending Camp Create! Thanks for the chance.

Dianne - This would be the best Mother’s Day gift ever! I’m married to a non-gifter who is snoring beside me on a Friday night at 10:00pm. Winning this would be a treat!!

Gina J - Pizza and movie night with the family tonight! Much aloha!!

Ann P - This would be so fun to win!! Love your blog.

Sara Moore - I am new to Bible journaling and wish that I could be with you all at Camp Create. This giveaway is awesome and would be great to recreate that Whatever Craft House atmosphere at home with some girlfriends.

Jentre Hanes - Amazing swag. Would love to win all of this!

Kathy - Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Tonya Upton - I’d love to share these goodies with my sister! She and her family are in full time missions in Eastern Europe and come home for furlough in less than a month.

AmyKate - My sweet man and I went to a fabulous marriage conference, Love & Respect and it’s his birthday! What a man!

Pam - Your sponsors are awesome!

Autumn penz - I would love to come to camp create! Looks like a blast!

Lou Ann Moore - What a generous gift! Love it all!

Amy - Getting ready to have a Prince dance party!

Heather Lilyquist - Wow! That is quite the swag! Would love to get to the craft house one of these years ๐Ÿ™‚

Carolyn - Thanks for the giveaway!

Tobi - What an awesome package! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lynette - Awesome gifts for your campers!

Tammi Lexa - Camp Create is on my bucket list. ;0) Thank you for sharing all the fun and creativity and most importantly, your heart for Jesus. Love your blog and what an amazing giveaway!!

Jamie Tinaglia Lee - Just relaxing on the couch with my 2.5yr old twins watching Arthur.

Arlene - I’d keep some and share some. I have 10 granddaughters ๐Ÿ˜‹

Julie A - i saw you at tj Maxx a couple of weeks ago but I was too dorky to say hi…it’s one of my favorite places to shop!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharon - This looks aaaamaaaaazing!!!!! Looove all of it. I’m freakishly obsessed with this stuff! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

Bec - We went to Zombie Burger for dinner and are now in a food coma ๐Ÿ™‚

Crystal - Oohhh – so exciting! Happy Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

tammy - Spring has finally arrived in northern Indiana! The trees are budding and the tulips are gorgeous! Everything is new again…

Ailie - I have been cleaning and organizing all day, and now it’s time to watch Netflis with my kiddos. We’re watching “The Gruffalo” for the first time. So cute!

Kristin Joustra - Those are amazing!! Love the journal Bible!!

Jennifer Roehl - I’m going to the Starship concert tomorrow night! I’m gonna be thinking about rollar skating and taffy ALL night!

Valerie Alexander - This stuff all looks amazing! So fun!!

Jess - Sewing this weekend!

Margaret Hill - Lovely weekend full of baseball, softball, and family!!

Raelena P - So much awesomeness!

Abby Kidwell - Love!! Enjoying a quiet Friday night at home.

Jeanette in Illinois - Thank you for this generous opportunity๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Kelly Keever - Listening to my daughters 12th birthday sleepover- 6 girls laughing and bonding. Love watching friendships grow.

Amy Brown - It looks like you had a great Camp Create! I would love to win this amazing giveaway!

Shelly Clark - Hi Meg, I’m enjoying a Friday Night with no plans as well, so it’s pizza night and movies, or in my case, a weeks worth of recorded tv shows, and hiding from the puppy.

Andrea W - I am so looking forward to this weekend. the rain has stopped and I can’t wait to get out in my flower beds……btw….I can’t wait to see what you plant in your pots this year!!!!! Thanks for sharing your swag……it would be wonderful to get a bit of camp create at home!

Gretchen N. - So many amazing things in this giveaway! So happy it’s the weekend and that Spring is here! It’s been warm & sunny and everything is turning green!

Corrie Munson - We are putting in sprinklers ourselves, such a very bad idea. Filling in trenches. Love all the swag from your sweet sponsors.

Sarah V. - Wow! Fingers crossed!!

Anne McElwain - I love your blog and I love swag!

Kara A. - Woo how. So glad it’s the weekend! We just spent the evening out with friends, enjoying live music outdoors while our kiddos ran about freely. And tomorrow – my favorite part of the week – heading to the local farmer’s market!

Becky - Such cute goodies!

Jamie - Awesome. So much fun!

Kim Babcock - I sent flowers to the Craft House once because someone I LOVE was there ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah - My son and I went for a date this afternoon. I can’t say no to an ice cream request!

Maddi - Girl I love all these goodies!!!

Cara Yeh - Goodness, this looks like a fun care package to win! The only thing better than winning the care package would be having my name drawn for Craft Weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Rachel Schumacher - My favorite posts are always the ones about Camp Create or your Whatever Craft Weekends. Since I probably won’t ever make it there, I love to dream through the pictures. And of course I just love to see all the awesome swag! I’m in the middle of Graduation planning right now, with my daughter graduating from college next week and my son from high school next month, so I’m just trying to enjoy each day as it comes. God bless!

Christine Crowe - Happy weekend! I’m super excited about this giveaway and this weekend. Checking out a new brewery with my room mates!

Isabelle - Wow! This is a fun giveaway! Thanks for the oportunity !

Emma Schramm - Wow! How fun! Some of my very favorite things included there, especially “Wild In The Hollow”! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’™

Kimberly - I’m going fishing with the hubby tomorrow! I’d love to win such an amazing giveaway! Thanks!!

Tina-ehb3 - Today I watched my 11yr old son play golf for the first time. Ask him what he’s gonna be when he grows up his answer will be golf pro and he is dead serious! I sure do hope his dreams come true…until they do I’ll enjoy the ride getting there lol #fore ๐Ÿ˜‚

Mercedes stuckey - My husbands family is in town for a funeral. We are hoping to make the best of it while they are here even during this hard time. I am obsessed with how colorful this picture is!!!

Sarah A. - This weekend I need to clean my house because the weather was so nice last weekend, I didn’t do a darn thing in the house! Enjoy your weekend! Xo!

Kimberly - Love your Instagram feed and your love of bright cheerful colors.

Lexi - Hi Meg! As a mom of three going on four kids you inspire me with your creativity and grace in the midst of a busy family.

Kim B. - Just started a new full time job, it’s been over 7 years since I worked full time. I want to sleep all weekend, but I can’t, I have kids and my in-laws are coming to visit. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Karen - Hi Meg, just love all the colors of our life, makes me appreciate mine also. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kimberly Worrner - Wow!!! Very sweet giveaway!!

Jodi - We are fixing up our house as we just met with a realtor! We are taking a chance and moving from a city of almost 60,000 to 1,800 in Minnesota! So excited to simplify our lives! Oh and I’m getting chickens!! Can’t wait!

Maria - After a crazy week…dinner tonight is pizza. In pjs before the sun was set and looking forward to a Duran Duran concert and Game of Thrones this weekend!

Lindsey White - That popcorn! It would last about 3 minutes in my presence ๐Ÿ™‚

Katy Pflaum - Well really I just love giveaways. I’m a sucker for them. I’m also a sucker for dang McDonalds monopoly, I just get medium drinks every time with the hope of winning something, allllll about the hope. I haven’t.

Chelsea - My hubby is working this weekend so I’m going to try my best to focus on the kids and I switching out their winter and summer clothes. It’s getting warm in South Carolina and this project is overdue! But there is always the possibility that if it is gorgeous outside, we will get distracted and enjoy the sunshine instead. โ˜บ๏ธ

charity boehm - I’m visiting home for a quick weekend due to a family funeral. So blessed that I can have this time with my family to celebrate her life and home-going. Heaven is sounding sweeter all the time! Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

Whitney Hartzler - What awesome sponsors!

Michelle B - Amazing products!!! I wish we had events like this in South Australia. Would be so exciting. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ“Žโœ‚๏ธ

Kristy Fudge - At this moment I am nursing a precious baby girl before putting her to bed. Catching up on social media at the same time.

Jesse - I’m in the middle of standardized testing h-e-doublehockeysticks but there are only 23 work days left until summer vacation, so YEAH!!!

Emily Currie - Hi! Hope you guys had a blast at Camp Create. Just got done making a quick and easy Trader Joe meal for dinner. I have no idea how people who live far away from TJ’s make meals ๐Ÿ˜‚ Happy Friday!

Abby W - Hi from Kansas City! I’m going to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend! Just stay outside as long as possible! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ

Natalie meester - Awesome giveaway package Woohoo!!!!

Lauren Travis - Soccer, Soccer, Soccer, a birthday party and church. Fun times with little ones!

Allie - What a great giveaway!

Nicole - I’m having a rough day. Moving my family of five kids and dog this weekend to our forever house…trying not to stress eat all the things.

Janae Rydbom - What a fun giveaway! Whoever wins will sure to be greatly blessed!

Christine - I love that you do the creative weekends, so fun!
This weekend I am going to soak up some sun. 79 degrees in the Chicago suburbs!
Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!

Kristin S - I’m a part of a three-day fashion show at the Southern Women’s Show. This year we are focusing on ethically made clothes and accessories. It’s so fun to teach women how to slowly integrate it in to your existing wardrobe and make a difference!

Have any of y’all gotten shoes from The Root Collective? They are so comfy and well made by Otto in Guatemala! I’ve also fallen in love with Elegantees tops. I wrote a WIWW post last week that included both of these companies. OK, rant of joy over. ๐Ÿ™‚

Coralee - Thanks for sharing your love of rainbows with the world. Love your faith and your humour.

Misty Merrill - I’m laying in bed recovering for a wonderful yet very busy day at our homeschool co-op.

beth - Love your blog…thanks for all the sunshine & inspiration!!

Stacey - Your blog is so inspiring and lights up my day when I see that you’ve posted!

Kimberly Klingler - This weekend I am going to enjoy my twin daughters who turn 20 (?!) on Saturday. They are truly gifts from God and I can’t believe they are mine. Love your blog – keep up the good work and enjoy the weekend:)

Becky Badger - i always love all of your swag posts!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Joni D - So many awesome things here! I’ve been wanting to purchase a journaling bible for myself. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to attend camp create!

Southern Gal - I just returned home from helping my sister get the church/reception area ready for my niece’s wedding tomorrow morning at 10 am. They live an hour away. The cake I’m baking, PW’s Strawberry Nutella Chocolate Cake, has to be assembled no more than one hour before serving. So I will leave here at 6 in the morning to head to the wedding and help my sister get all the last minute details worked out. That’s what sisters are for!

Lisa peterson - What a fun giveaway!!

Jenni - I heart Meg!

Katie Payne - These products look amazing! We are trying our new rent out this weekend. Hope you have something fun planned too!

Terri M - My daughter has prom this weekend.
Amazing giveawayโค๏ธ

Amy - Oh so much goodness here!
Short ribs in the crockpot….it’s what’s for supper!

ingrid lapp - Oh boy! I love it all!!

Ashlea Catalana - I plan on planting our herbs and garage saling! Woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚

Arlene McComas - Oh my goodness! If’n I win would that make me feel like I was able to attend Camp Create?
Since retirement, I have been able to participate in humanitarian services. I’d love the opportunity to keep some and share some.
So many homeless and abused women and children. It tugs at my heart.
I would probably keep the journaling Bible to help keep my “bucket full”.
Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

Chelsea - Just made mac and cheese for the kiddos… Now I have no idea what to make for just me since hubby is out of town.

Diane - Right now I’m baking pies… next up, cleaning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tami Smith - Meg, your blog one of my fav guilty pleasures when I’m hiding in my study and just need a little down time. Thanks for all the inspiration and for adding so much color to my world! You are a blessing! ๐Ÿ™‚

nancy cresser - How beautiful is all of this stuff! I love it!

Jennifer Birdsong - Excited to take kids to the beach this weekend, should be a beautiful day! Great giveaway, holy cow!

Katie - What a neat prize. I’m spending my weekend at soccer games and switching over the seasonal clothing, seeing what fits which kid for my stair step sized daughters. (7year old twins and 6 year old)

Rebekah VA - My snapchat just got the face filters finally, so that means I am being super productive while I test each one out and bombard friends and family with the rare selfie. Thank goodness for those filters, I guess!

Katie - Love!!!!

Heather Thornburg - Can we have this weather all the time?! Loving the sunshine, chirping birds, blue skies, and green grass!

Stacey Fiessinger - Love your blog & would LOVE to visit Camp Create sometime!

Tonya Hamilton - Loving all the pix from the retreat!! Meg – someday I will come visit your gorgeous craft house!! But for this weekend, I’ll enjoy the sun and sand with my friends in Florida! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Audrey Frone - We’re eating pizza tonight! I hope you have a great weekend!

Sarah - My kids’ elementary school carnival is tomorrow night, so my introverted self is gearing up for that! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tiffany Gardner - I will be spending time outside with my family soaking in the beautiful weather.

Bebe Dance - This is an awesome giveaway,

Stephanir - I’m so happy that my kids are in bed and that I’m in jammies getting ready to watch my Redbox rental. Yay, Friday!

Kim - I love to win! I’m so happy it’s Friday – waiting on hubby and daughter and daughter’s friend to all get home so we can go eat some mexican food!

Lari Franklin - Fingers crossed that one day I will get an email saying I can go to camp! Love the journaling bible…I am going to look for it to give as graduation gifts this year! Continue to spread your sunshine!!

Alyssa - Such great stuff!! Just hanging with the kiddos and hubby tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

miriam - Wow, this is amazing! What a super-sized giveaway! Now to make dinner! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for the opportunity! God bless.

Amber Robinson - Love following you on Insta! Your adorable & so is your family! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Antonette - So many awesome things!!! Pick me!

Lisa - Awesome giveaway!! Papa John’s for dinner and watching Mulan 2 with my kids!

Becky McArthur - Don’t have a lot of plans at this point other than hanging with my girls!

Julie Briggs - Love your blog

jenn - Great giveaway. Thanks. I could use every bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Amanda Cruikshank - This is seriously the best giveaway. Hands down. I’m nursing a sore throat and deciding if I want to take the 2/4 year olds bowling tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜

Rebecca W - That’s an awesome collection of stuff! I’m tired out. 3 kids five and under is a lotta work!

Megan Key - Amazing! ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒป

Emily VanderVeen - I love your Instagram page!

Stephanie - You and your sponsors are so generous. What a lovely package!

Charissa - The best part of the day is 5:00 on Friday night when a friend is having the whole family over for dinner. Getting fed dinner is way better than making dinner.

Brooke - Love the coloring book!

Sara - Love it all!

Deborah - Ohh my goodness!!!! What a prize package!!! Not making dinner cause it’s our family pizza movie night. Whooohoooo!!!

Lauren - After a busy week of second graders, I’m thinking wine and take out!

Sam D - I hope I win!!

Lindsay Willman - I went to bed at 6 pm tonight because I’m pregnant and I teach preschool and I just can’t function anymore today.

Kristal Kesterson - Mother of 5. lover all ice cream, pizza and Jesus. That little prize package would truly make my day!

Robyn Burgiel - Wow! What awesome swag!

Savannah Miller - Thanks for being a colorful light in my feed!!

Andi - I am in San Antonio watching my son play baseball this weekend… And swooning over these goodies! Gives me so many ideas!!

Carrie - This is a fantastic giveaway! Love what you do!!!

Randi - What a great giveaway! One day I hope to make it to Camp Create!

Becky - Love your blog and spirit!

Esther Sam - Wow! What a great giveaway! I love popcorn – the Crave popcorn looks so good!

Felie Hempfling - What a great giveaway, it’s Friday, we’re having shrimp scampi for dinner, and the plus quilt I’ve been working on is almost finished. It’s a a great start to the weekend.

Jordan Huie - Chasing around my 15 month old daughter, Nora, while I drink a smoothie! Cheers to the weekend! ๐Ÿ˜œ

Randi - Yay! What a great giveaway! I got to stay at your beautiful house with some of my bestirs and it was wonderful. One day, I’ll get to go to Camp Create!

Melissa - I love it all…especially the paper works!

Arlene V - What a cool giveaway! I’m currently binge watching Fuller House on Netflix!

Lauren Montavon - I’m headed to Chipotle for dinner…. You know because I’m starting a cleanse tomorrow and I’m gonna miss it soooo much : /
Winning this prize would really distract me from my hunger!

Alisa Lewis - We’re soaking in an early spring in the northwest. Going to get our garden planted this weekend!

Erin Boudreaux - Love!! Whoever wins is one lucky person!!

tracy - Happy earth Day Meg!!! I would love, love, love every single thing in this bundle of goodness.

Tiffany p - Thank you for sharing allike these really amazing products!

Emily - What an amazing giveaway! This weekend…helping my sister pack to move, getting a hair cut and relaxing with my pups! Happy weekend to you.

Mela Tircuit - Love your happy pics!! They make me all excited just looking at them!!! Have a great weekend!!

Kim - What a great giveaway. You and your sponsors are so genorous! You bless so many with your happy spirit every day Meg! Thanks!

Shannon - What a fun give away! Just waiting for my tween’s plans to settle for tonight. … times around here! Lol

Kate Zeune - We are spending our weekend at a parade,the soccer field and working around the house. This is an awesome prize!

Emily - So many fun items in this give away! I’ve got a weekend full of sunshine and snuggles with my dog!

Callie Moon - Love all of this so much!! Yum…favorite treat right now is the Ghirardelli Sea Salt Soiree. So good!

Amanda G. - Would love a journaling bible, so cool. I’m relaxed after a long week at work and thinking I may just go to bed at 8pm with my daughter. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒˆ

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More - Such cool stuff!

I’m hanging out with Stella the Boxer tonight since one daughter is gone for the weekend and the other is gone for the evening.

Erika Falcon - I will be celebrating my 10th anniversary with my sweet hubby this weekend โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

Jen Van Hooser - I am all about creating!! Fabulous giveaway!

Joy Ijarah - It finally stopped raining here in Houston!

Jessa B - Wow! What a fantastic group of items and such a gift to the week!

Hannah - So much amazing stuff!!! I’ll tell you my supper plans because I just hate to miss an opportunity to talk about food! My husband is actually making it tonight (a rare treat) because he’s been craving fried chicken and I’m only a little bit country in my roots, not country enough to know how to fry things. But I’m a happy girl eating it.

Carly - Such a fun giveaway! I’m spending the weekend with my hubby, four kiddos and their grandparents visiting all the way from Georgia!

Jen B - What an awesome bundle of goodies!

Teah Barrow - Thank you for your amazing give away! Very sweet and inspiring!

Jen Smith - What a great giveaway! My husband just got home from a business trip to Malaysia so we are laying low this weekend while he recovers ๐Ÿ™‚

Abby Hutch - Wow! So many awesome companies and products here! Hope to win:)

Courtney Fellers - Your Craft House looks like heaven on earth!!!!

Heike W - Oh gosh. I love popcorn. And Jesus. And art!

Robyn Hansen - I’m feeding my family leftovers for dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰ easy, but not very exciting!

Kendall Herb - I had a chicken, spinach, and strawberry salad for dinner!

LuAnne - Happy Earth Day!!

Jodie - I love this super fun assortment!

Leonie - Hi, I am a kiwi girl who dreams of coming to one of your craft house weekends!
We are having a long weekend here as Monday is Anzac Day when we remember our soldiers. I’m about to attempt to make a baby quilt!

Kim Baldwin - Talk about awesomeness! We are taking a break from planting corn following the recent rains in central Kansas.

Anna Eshleman - Drooling over the gracelaced art and dreaming of hanging it in babygirl 3’s nursery.

Keely - Amazing giveaway! Thanks, Meg!

melissa jo - Love your blogm and lovvvvvve all these goodies! Bless you!

Michelle Yoder - Would love to visit the craft house sometime! These sponsors look awesome!

Stacy - It’s Friday!!! We always have homemade pizzas on Friday.

Dawn Morrison - I have been following Whatever for years now. I am so excited about everything you do. I dream of attending craft weekend or camp create someday! You inspire me!

Jamie Dickerson - Date night for dinner!! Thinking Italian. Yum! All of these goodies look amazing!! Thanks for the chance!

Christa - Wow! Very generous Meg! Would love to win it.

Mandy Sisco - So many pretty things!! I’m taking care of a sick kiddo and waiting for a pizza to be delivered. But wishing I was drinking a margarita and getting settled in for a whatever craft weekend. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜€

Melissa - Thanks for all the cheery color! Working hard to have joy in the Lord today!

Jessica Kuszmaul - This is totally amazing!!! What an awesome bundle!

Karen Stokes - Lovely giveaway!!!

Susan D - Getting ready tonight for a Noonday trunk show tomorrow! Love all of these things, thanks!!:)

Sherri Nichols - This weekend is our PreSummer get away. All the girls get together and rent a cabin to scrapbook, watch movies, eat tons of food, have cocktails and laugh.

Ashley - It’s Friday, the Sun is shining and I get to celebrate a good friends wedding this weekend. It’s a good day!

Beth - A weekend full of knitting, baseball and volleyball with a few reports and lesson plans thrown in the mix:)

Erin Gustafson - Happy Spring everyone!

Amanda W - It’s Friday!!!

Lisa - Love all of this!

Heather Bastian - I had the privilege of being at your craft house in January. It was an inspirational and wonderful stay. Thank you!! I would love to win this giveaway and keep my inspirational juices flowing!!!

Lisa - Can’t wait for the Tyndale inspire journaling Bible I ordered. Check it out!

Robyn Ferradas - Love the craft house…some day I hope to check it out. I have friends who live in Hillsoboro!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Savannah willhite - I am so inspired by you and all your work!!!!! It would be an honor to win!

Jamie Z. - Love your blog and your overall approach to life ๐Ÿ™‚

Amber Van Duyn - I’d love to win this amazing giveaway!!!!

Andrea - We are moving in with my parents, cleaning our old house, closing on it, and then building a new house.

Stephanie Poole - I have been so intrigued by bible journaling but I am so afraid I will mess it up!

Hannah McWilliams - This giveaway is awesome! Everything in it looks great! And my weekend is gonna be filled with getting my baby sister ready for her first prom! Fun stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

Erica - I love all the fun craft and life stuff you share! ๐Ÿ™‚

patti - This weekend is full of goodness…baseball and spring musical!!

Heather creager - Well dinner is the Pioneer woman’s battered cube steak, creamy mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, and of course biscuits. We are carb loading for a swim meet this weekend!! This giveaway is AMAZING! Thanks!!!

Stacey Armstrong - This looks amazing! ๐Ÿ˜

Shelby - I’m supposed to be folding laundry…shhh!

Taniat - I’m doing great. Supper is tacos with lots of veggies hidden inside. It’s city wide garage sales so I’m buying other people’s junk. Lol. And I would love to win all of this! Thanks!

Alli - Look at all of this amazing swag! So awesome! Love keeping up with y’all!

Jamie - What a great group of goods! So fun!

Julie Barker - You are such an inspiration!! I would really love to win these lovely gifts! Some day I hope to make it to one of your craft weekends. Have a fantabulous day! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lindsey p - I’d love one of those Journaling Bibles. Great giveaway!

Nicki Pittman - Sounds like so much fun.

Lisa Brown - Headed to family dinner – love your blog!! Lisa

kim - I made a star wars quilt for our school auction last week…

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camp create spring 2016

ummm…. this post has likeย 100 photos.
you may want to get another cup of coffee!
last week we had our third Camp CREATE!
we had 17 women in one house from 14 different states.
i love to see God pull people from all over to become friends at the Craft House.
and that is exactly what happens.
they nervously show up by themselves, pick out their beds, not knowing their roommates at all.
And by the time they leave they have real friendships with those who wereย strangers four days before.

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the house is prepped for everyone to be comfortable, cozy and creative.

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we set all the swag from our awesome sponsors at each work space.
it looks so festive and happy!

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Dayspring, Reina’s cookies, Illustrated Faith, Crossway Publishing, Faith & Life Books, Timbabli Crafts, Paperworks, Perfectly Posh, Crave Popcorn Co. and Gracelaced each sent their product to bless the campers.
how awesome is that?!
i will blog all about each one of them in my next post AND i have a BIG giveaway too!

our speaker was author, ย Amber Haines.
i read her book “Wild in the Hollow” last summer and asked her right away to speak at camp.
she is a lovely, poeticย writer, wonderful speaker and a beautiful person.
we were given topics to work through all week during our quiet times.
she challenged us with reflective questions like “Who are you” ”ย What do you Desire?” “What name does God call you?”
not easy to answer quickly.
having the time together in such a small group with our speakers at camp is special.
i love how these girls were vulnerable with their answers and their hearts.
i loved every minute of amberย teaching us.

kimberlee cooked delicious meals and desserts for us all week.
everything was SO GOOD!
it’s such a treat forย theย campers (and me too!) to not have to think about meals for severalย days.
you get to walk in and sit down to an amazing meal!
three times a day!
AND dessert!
that is sooooo not a regular mom’s life!
it is the best!

jeanne oliver and laura kelleyย each taught a creative workshop during the week.
seriously… WOW!
i loved hearing their stories about how they have each developed their creativity over the years and how they have discovered more about God through out the process.

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thank goodness jeanne brought enough gesso…
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while at camp… we create all day long.

we gave each of our campers an art journal.
it’s great for sketching, journaling, mixed media, writing – anything!
also good for extra creating when projects are finished.

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Jeanne taught a workshop called Reflections: Painting your story.
you can get information and details to take this course yourself HERE.

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the project i taughtย was painting/designing their own tool bag/art tote.
they were given paint, fabric scraps, trims, glitter, ribbon and stamps and then they were free to create as they pleased.
i envisioned them using it for their bible journaling supplies or art supplies.
this projectย was inspired by Michelle Allen and Alissa Burke.
this was my bright bright bright bag. ย ๐Ÿ™‚
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Laura taught a workshop on her style and process of Bible Journaling.
you can get details for her course HERE.
thanks to Crossway Publishing and Faith & Life Bookstores – we got to give everyone their own journaling bible!

you guys… the food.
i wish all of you could try kimberlee’s cinnamon rolls.
they are insane.
you can give it a try yourself at home by following her recipe HERE.
there are a lot of pictures of laura eating because she LOVES to eat Kimberlee’s food!
she has been a craft weekend-er, a craft weekend helper and now a Camp Instructor.
the food is her favorite part!
ha ha ha!
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we always take our girls out to Marion Kansas for some antiquing/junking.
We go to Bearly Makin’ It and to The Mill.
it is my favorite place to shop for the good stuff… chippy painted, rusty and old!
they have EVERYTHING.
and also… anything. ย ๐Ÿ™‚
i brought home this little green piano and these vintage curtain panels!
several girls brought home some great quilts.
there was even an 8 foot tall wind mill that went home with someone!

it was a great day to get out in the fresh air and find some good junk!

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dianna was our extra helping hand all week… stepping in everywhere that was needed.
she is the best at seeing things what others miss and at making everyone feel welcome.
everybody loves the rainbow stairs!
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these women.
they have my heart in a major way.
they love the Lord in the fiercest of ways.
they are have big hearts for serving women… digging into their faith in jesus… and loving everyone around them.
i was truly honored to get to spend 5 days with these really cool chicks.
And these campers?!! ย i have all the heart eye emojis for them!
what a special group!
we grew together, created together, prayed together, learned, shared, cried and OH MY WORDย did we laugh together?!!!
theseย women were hysterical!

i am so amazed that God would use the creativity he put in me… to turn into something like Camp CREATE.
He is so good!
i loved listening to the women share on our last night about how they had been changed by being at camp.
how they made meaningful friendships!
they got to learn about and worship God through listening and in their creative time.
and that they were rested an going home inspired.
because THAT is exactly what i have wanted camp to be from the very beginning!
It is seriously soย awesome to watch God work through out each camp.

my heart is filled up!
i am so grateful to every camper and helper for all that it took to make last week happen.

and i slept for three days when it was over.



details about the next Camp Create will be coming in the next week.
stay tuned!


Janet Meyerhoffer - What a dream! Such an amazing event. Lucky lucky ladies ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š

Jen B - oh my goodness! The weekend looks like it was an amazing time! I have to tell you that the green bike with the banana see brought tears and some fabulous childhood memories back. I had one exactly like it!!!! We just to do tricks down our big hill and jump the creek. Goodness!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Tere - LOVE reliving the week through these pictures. My heart is full of the love, tenderness and grace that was shared by all. xoxo

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Carol Spenst - Looks like y’all had an amazing week! So glad it was great all over again- wish I could have come back!!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More - Great pictures! Everyone looks so happy!

That Reflections project looks intriguing. I need to check it out!

Stacy - Best. Time. EVER….like, for reals. I heart all y’all and want to send special thanks to the leaders (Meg, Amber, Jeanne, Laura, Kimberlee, Diana) for the hospitality and to the other campers…I lift my margarita glass to you in hopes that sometime we can get together and LAUGH like we did that week! Cheers to you all from Georgia…xoxo

Jennifer - What a blessing camp was for me and I will be forever grateful that I was given a chance to be a part of it. I miss you all so very much! God is so good!

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